The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 116 40 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.73% 2.81% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.49% 28.99% 37.80%
Number of salaries quoted 78 19 22
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
QA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
195 138 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.00% 9.70% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 133 64 57
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

QA Salary Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 79 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (30.00%) Finance
4 54 (24.55%) UNIX
4 54 (24.55%) Banking
5 52 (23.64%) Java
6 51 (23.18%) Retail
6 51 (23.18%) Coaching
7 47 (21.36%) Linux
8 44 (20.00%) SQL
9 42 (19.09%) Degree
10 41 (18.64%) Perl
11 38 (17.27%) Automated Testing
11 38 (17.27%) Mentoring
12 34 (15.45%) Internet
12 34 (15.45%) Change Management
13 32 (14.55%) Oracle
14 30 (13.64%) XML
15 27 (12.27%) Computer Science
16 26 (11.82%) Selenium
16 26 (11.82%) Python
17 25 (11.36%) Project Management
18 24 (10.91%) Microsoft
19 23 (10.45%) Windows
19 23 (10.45%) Regression Testing
20 21 (9.55%) Release Management
20 21 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (9.09%) Web Services
21 20 (9.09%) C#
21 20 (9.09%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.18%) MQSeries
2 15 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 15 (6.82%) Apache
3 14 (6.36%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.91%) CICS
5 12 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.55%) SAS
7 5 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.27%) MTS
8 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.91%) CMS
10 1 (0.45%) Confluence
10 1 (0.45%) Node.js
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.18%) MS Project
3 7 (3.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.91%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Force.com
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.45%) Internet
2 6 (2.73%) VoIP
3 5 (2.27%) ATM
4 2 (0.91%) LAN
4 2 (0.91%) WAN
4 2 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.18%) RDBMS
3 15 (6.82%) MySQL
4 13 (5.91%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.91%) DB2
5 4 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (11.82%) Selenium
2 18 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.36%) JIRA
4 11 (5.00%) Bugzilla
5 10 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.55%) FogBugz
6 7 (3.18%) Fiddler
7 5 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.82%) Ant
9 3 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 66 (30.00%) Finance
2 54 (24.55%) Banking
3 51 (23.18%) Retail
4 11 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.64%) Games
6 4 (1.82%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (17.27%) QA Engineer
2 36 (16.36%) Analyst
3 31 (14.09%) Developer
4 28 (12.73%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.91%) Test Manager
6 22 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
7 21 (9.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (9.55%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.82%) Tester
8 15 (6.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (6.36%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 11 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
10 11 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
10 11 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Senior J2EE Developer
12 8 (3.64%) Software Tester
12 8 (3.64%) Test Leader
13 7 (3.18%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (3.18%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.64%) XML
2 20 (9.09%) Web Services
3 19 (8.64%) .NET
4 16 (7.27%) J2EE
5 15 (6.82%) JSP
5 15 (6.82%) Servlets
5 15 (6.82%) SOAP
5 15 (6.82%) CGI
6 13 (5.91%) HTML
7 9 (4.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (2.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (2.27%) Sass
9 5 (2.27%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.27%) HTML5
9 5 (2.27%) CSS
10 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.82%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.82%) D3.js
10 4 (1.82%) ISPF
10 4 (1.82%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 77 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.27%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.36%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.91%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (5.91%) Mainframe
5 11 (5.00%) User Experience
6 6 (2.73%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.73%) Replication
6 6 (2.73%) Clustering
7 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.27%) Chip Card
8 4 (1.82%) VSAM
8 4 (1.82%) Telematics
8 4 (1.82%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.36%) Social Media
9 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.36%) Statistics
9 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.55%) UNIX
2 47 (21.36%) Linux
3 23 (10.45%) Windows
4 17 (7.73%) AIX
5 15 (6.82%) Debian
5 15 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.27%) Android
7 5 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.82%) zOS
9 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.18%) Coaching
3 38 (17.27%) Mentoring
3 38 (17.27%) Automated Testing
4 34 (15.45%) Change Management
5 25 (11.36%) Project Management
6 23 (10.45%) Regression Testing
7 21 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (9.55%) Release Management
8 20 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 19 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.18%) Software Testing
11 17 (7.73%) Scrum
12 16 (7.27%) OO
12 16 (7.27%) Test Management
13 15 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (6.36%) Performance Management
15 13 (5.91%) Manual Testing
15 13 (5.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.64%) Java
2 44 (20.00%) SQL
3 41 (18.64%) Perl
4 26 (11.82%) Python
5 20 (9.09%) C#
6 16 (7.27%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.45%) C++
9 9 (4.09%) COBOL
9 9 (4.09%) Assembly Language
9 9 (4.09%) REXX
9 9 (4.09%) JCL
9 9 (4.09%) Ruby
10 7 (3.18%) PHP
11 5 (2.27%) C
11 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (19.09%) Degree
2 16 (7.27%) ISEB
3 14 (6.36%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.91%) PhD
6 1 (0.45%) CISSP
6 1 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.45%) COSO
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.00%) Puppet
2 9 (4.09%) CA Endevor
3 6 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (14.55%) Oracle
2 24 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.73%) IBM
4 6 (2.73%) VMware
5 4 (1.82%) Dell
6 3 (1.36%) HP
7 2 (0.91%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.91%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.91%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
8 1 (0.45%) Saba
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
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