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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 37 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 119 86 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.23% 5.53% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.61% 53.42% 51.95%
Number of salaries quoted 82 35 16
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,640 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £49,400 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
214 161 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.80% 10.36% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 152 82 37
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £58,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 68 (33.01%) Finance
2 66 (32.04%) SDLC
3 63 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (29.13%) Banking
4 60 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (24.27%) Mentoring
6 45 (21.84%) Degree
7 44 (21.36%) JavaScript
8 42 (20.39%) Java
9 40 (19.42%) Automated Testing
10 39 (18.93%) HTML
11 35 (16.99%) Coaching
12 33 (16.02%) Change Management
13 32 (15.53%) Web Services
13 32 (15.53%) Retail
14 30 (14.56%) Perl
15 29 (14.08%) WebSphere MQ
15 29 (14.08%) Software Testing
15 29 (14.08%) WebSphere
15 29 (14.08%) Git (software)
16 28 (13.59%) Computer Science
16 28 (13.59%) Test Management
16 28 (13.59%) Project Management
16 28 (13.59%) Linux
17 26 (12.62%) Test Scripting
18 25 (12.14%) Selenium
18 25 (12.14%) Python
19 24 (11.65%) DB2
19 24 (11.65%) WebSphere Application Server
19 24 (11.65%) WebSphere Message Broker

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (14.08%) WebSphere
2 24 (11.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (10.68%) Tomcat
4 20 (9.71%) Apache
5 12 (5.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (2.91%) CMS
7 5 (2.43%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.46%) Drupal
9 2 (0.97%) WordPress
10 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.17%) Internet
2 4 (1.94%) LAN
2 4 (1.94%) WAN
3 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.65%) DB2
1 24 (11.65%) Relational Database
2 23 (11.17%) MySQL
3 22 (10.68%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Redis
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.14%) Selenium
3 13 (6.31%) HP UFT
4 9 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.40%) Ant
6 6 (2.91%) JUnit
6 6 (2.91%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.91%) JIRA
6 6 (2.91%) FogBugz
7 5 (2.43%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.46%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.46%) Subversion
10 2 (0.97%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.49%) Hudson
11 1 (0.49%) Redmine
11 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.49%) NUnit
General
1 68 (33.01%) Finance
2 60 (29.13%) Banking
3 32 (15.53%) Retail
4 15 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.34%) Games
6 5 (2.43%) Marketing
7 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.46%) Law
7 3 (1.46%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
8 2 (0.97%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (15.53%) QA Engineer
2 30 (14.56%) Developer
2 30 (14.56%) Analyst
3 22 (10.68%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.71%) Test Manager
5 19 (9.22%) Technical Specialist
6 14 (6.80%) Tester
7 12 (5.83%) Junior
7 12 (5.83%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.85%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.37%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.40%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Junior Software Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Test Leader
13 5 (2.43%) SWIFT Specialist
13 5 (2.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.93%) HTML
2 32 (15.53%) Web Services
3 29 (14.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 24 (11.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 22 (10.68%) CSS
6 21 (10.19%) JSP
6 21 (10.19%) SOAP
7 20 (9.71%) Servlets
7 20 (9.71%) XML
8 19 (9.22%) CGI
9 13 (6.31%) HTML5
10 8 (3.88%) Sass
10 8 (3.88%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.88%) RESTful
10 8 (3.88%) Ajax
10 8 (3.88%) .NET
11 7 (3.40%) LESS
12 3 (1.46%) Apache Flex
13 2 (0.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 2 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (29.13%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.43%) User Experience
3 5 (2.43%) SWIFT
3 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.46%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.46%) Xbox
5 3 (1.46%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) Replication
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) EPoS
6 1 (0.49%) FMCG
6 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.49%) Social Media
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.59%) Linux
2 21 (10.19%) UNIX
2 21 (10.19%) Debian
3 18 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.83%) Android
5 8 (3.88%) Windows
6 6 (2.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.04%) SDLC
2 63 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (24.27%) Mentoring
4 40 (19.42%) Automated Testing
5 35 (16.99%) Coaching
6 33 (16.02%) Change Management
7 29 (14.08%) Software Testing
8 28 (13.59%) Test Management
8 28 (13.59%) Project Management
9 26 (12.62%) Test Scripting
10 23 (11.17%) Software Engineering
10 23 (11.17%) Scrum
11 21 (10.19%) TDD
12 20 (9.71%) OO
13 19 (9.22%) Regression Testing
14 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (8.25%) PRINCE2
15 16 (7.77%) Test Strategy
16 14 (6.80%) Black-Box Testing
17 13 (6.31%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.36%) JavaScript
2 42 (20.39%) Java
3 30 (14.56%) Perl
4 25 (12.14%) Python
5 19 (9.22%) SQL
6 13 (6.31%) Ruby
7 8 (3.88%) PHP
8 6 (2.91%) C#
9 5 (2.43%) XPath
10 2 (0.97%) C++
10 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) Elixir
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.49%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 45 (21.84%) Degree
2 19 (9.22%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.31%) ISEB
4 9 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.94%) XenApp
2 4 (1.94%) XenDesktop
2 4 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.40%) Puppet
2 7 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.85%) HP
3 8 (3.88%) Oracle
4 5 (2.43%) VMware
5 4 (1.94%) Citrix
6 3 (1.46%) Informatica
6 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.46%) Teradata
7 2 (0.97%) CA
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.49%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.49%) Hyland
8 1 (0.49%) SOASTA, Inc
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Compeititve Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: superb beneifts
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FanDuel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago