The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 99 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% 0.56% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.58% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £27,500 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
QA Tester
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1261 1384 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.46% 96.18% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 776 900 734
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Edinburgh region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Edinburgh

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
5 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) User Stories
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) System Testing
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (14.29%) Product Management
7 1 (14.29%) Social Media
7 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Ruby
7 1 (14.29%) JIRA
7 1 (14.29%) Python
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (14.29%) Perl
7 1 (14.29%) EPoS
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware