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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.67% 3.72% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.75% 48.00% 48.94%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 17
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £58,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
204 125 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.02% 7.75% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 134 76 51
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,000 £59,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.61%) Finance
3 44 (28.39%) Banking
4 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
5 33 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 28 (18.06%) Java
8 27 (17.42%) Scrum
8 27 (17.42%) Degree
9 26 (16.77%) Project Management
10 23 (14.84%) HTML
10 23 (14.84%) Python
10 23 (14.84%) Retail
10 23 (14.84%) Automated Testing
10 23 (14.84%) Coaching
11 21 (13.55%) Selenium
11 21 (13.55%) Web Services
11 21 (13.55%) Change Management
12 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting
13 19 (12.26%) Regression Testing
14 17 (10.97%) Project Planning
14 17 (10.97%) TDD
15 16 (10.32%) WebSphere
15 16 (10.32%) WebSphere MQ
15 16 (10.32%) Black-Box Testing
16 15 (9.68%) PRINCE2
16 15 (9.68%) Perl
16 15 (9.68%) Software Testing
16 15 (9.68%) Test Management
17 14 (9.03%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 16 (10.32%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.10%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.45%) Apache
3 10 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 5 (3.23%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.29%) CMS
6 2 (1.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) Internet
2 2 (1.29%) LAN
2 2 (1.29%) WAN
2 2 (1.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) DB2
2 9 (5.81%) RDBMS
2 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.16%) MySQL
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (13.55%) Selenium
2 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.87%) JUnit
4 6 (3.87%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.23%) Ant
6 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.94%) FogBugz
7 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.94%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.94%) JIRA
8 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.29%) Subversion
8 2 (1.29%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.29%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) Hudson
9 1 (0.65%) Redmine
9 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (31.61%) Finance
2 44 (28.39%) Banking
3 23 (14.84%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.58%) Games
5 4 (2.58%) Marketing
6 3 (1.94%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (21.94%) QA Engineer
2 23 (14.84%) Analyst
3 16 (10.32%) Developer
4 14 (9.03%) Test Manager
5 11 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.52%) Junior
8 7 (4.52%) Junior Software Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (3.87%) QA Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Tester
10 5 (3.23%) SWIFT Specialist
11 4 (2.58%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) QA Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.84%) HTML
2 21 (13.55%) Web Services
3 16 (10.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (7.10%) XML
4 11 (7.10%) CSS
4 11 (7.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 11 (7.10%) SOAP
5 9 (5.81%) JSP
5 9 (5.81%) Servlets
5 9 (5.81%) .NET
5 9 (5.81%) CGI
6 8 (5.16%) Ajax
7 7 (4.52%) HTML5
8 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.94%) Velocity
9 3 (1.94%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.94%) jQuery
10 1 (0.65%) Ext JS
10 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.87%) User Experience
4 5 (3.23%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.94%) Xbox
6 3 (1.94%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.94%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.29%) Physics
7 2 (1.29%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) BYOD
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.03%) Linux
2 11 (7.10%) UNIX
3 9 (5.81%) Android
3 9 (5.81%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.16%) Debian
4 8 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.94%) Windows
5 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 27 (17.42%) Scrum
4 26 (16.77%) Project Management
5 23 (14.84%) Automated Testing
5 23 (14.84%) Coaching
6 21 (13.55%) Change Management
7 20 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 19 (12.26%) Regression Testing
9 17 (10.97%) TDD
9 17 (10.97%) Project Planning
10 16 (10.32%) Black-Box Testing
11 15 (9.68%) Software Testing
11 15 (9.68%) Test Management
11 15 (9.68%) PRINCE2
12 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
13 12 (7.74%) OO
13 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.10%) Software Engineering
14 11 (7.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
2 28 (18.06%) Java
3 23 (14.84%) Python
4 15 (9.68%) Perl
5 11 (7.10%) C#
5 11 (7.10%) SQL
6 8 (5.16%) Ruby
7 5 (3.23%) XPath
8 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.29%) C++
8 2 (1.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (17.42%) Degree
2 8 (5.16%) ISEB
3 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) P3O
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.65%) XenApp
1 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.23%) Puppet
2 5 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle
3 3 (1.94%) HP
3 3 (1.94%) CA
3 3 (1.94%) Informatica
3 3 (1.94%) Teradata
4 2 (1.29%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) Citrix
5 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
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