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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 63 53 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.49% 3.71% 3.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.38% 40.15% 47.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 23
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +35.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,000 £60,000
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
156 132 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.12% 9.23% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 109 82 52
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
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 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (33.68%) Finance
3 48 (25.26%) Banking
4 47 (24.74%) Java
5 44 (23.16%) Degree
6 41 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (19.47%) Retail
8 33 (17.37%) Linux
9 31 (16.32%) Automated Testing
10 29 (15.26%) Perl
11 27 (14.21%) SQL
11 27 (14.21%) Python
12 25 (13.16%) Test Management
12 25 (13.16%) Test Scripting
13 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
13 23 (12.11%) Regression Testing
13 23 (12.11%) Computer Science
14 21 (11.05%) C#
14 21 (11.05%) UNIX
14 21 (11.05%) Scrum
14 21 (11.05%) Coaching
15 20 (10.53%) Web Services
15 20 (10.53%) XML
15 20 (10.53%) Selenium
16 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 19 (10.00%) Mentoring
17 18 (9.47%) .NET
17 18 (9.47%) Release Management
18 17 (8.95%) Internet
18 17 (8.95%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (5.79%) Apache
1 11 (5.79%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.74%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.68%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.16%) SAS
5 5 (2.63%) CICS
5 5 (2.63%) MTS
6 4 (2.11%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.58%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.53%) Confluence
8 1 (0.53%) Node.js
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.68%) MS Project
2 7 (3.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.11%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.58%) SaaS
2 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) Internet
2 5 (2.63%) ATM
3 3 (1.58%) LAN
3 3 (1.58%) WAN
3 3 (1.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.37%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.79%) MySQL
5 5 (2.63%) DB2
6 4 (2.11%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 20 (10.53%) Selenium
2 14 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.84%) JIRA
4 9 (4.74%) Bugzilla
4 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.68%) FogBugz
6 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.63%) Ant
8 4 (2.11%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.58%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 64 (33.68%) Finance
2 48 (25.26%) Banking
3 37 (19.47%) Retail
4 11 (5.79%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.68%) Games
6 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.11%) Automotive
7 4 (2.11%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.58%) Marketing
9 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 32 (16.84%) Analyst
3 27 (14.21%) Developer
4 23 (12.11%) Test Manager
5 21 (11.05%) Java Developer
6 16 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.37%) Tester
7 14 (7.37%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 10 (5.26%) QA Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Technical Specialist
9 9 (4.74%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.21%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.68%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.68%) Software Tester
11 7 (3.68%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.53%) Web Services
1 20 (10.53%) XML
2 18 (9.47%) .NET
3 13 (6.84%) SOAP
4 12 (6.32%) HTML
5 11 (5.79%) JSP
5 11 (5.79%) Servlets
5 11 (5.79%) J2EE
5 11 (5.79%) CGI
6 6 (3.16%) HTML5
7 5 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.63%) CSS
7 5 (2.63%) Sass
7 5 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (2.11%) SVG
8 4 (2.11%) Backbone.js
8 4 (2.11%) D3.js
8 4 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.58%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.79%) User Experience
4 6 (3.16%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.63%) Chip Card
5 5 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.63%) Social Media
5 5 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.11%) Telematics
6 4 (2.11%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.11%) Statistics
6 4 (2.11%) EPoS
7 3 (1.58%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.58%) CMDB
7 3 (1.58%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.37%) Linux
2 21 (11.05%) UNIX
3 12 (6.32%) AIX
4 11 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.79%) Debian
5 5 (2.63%) Android
6 4 (2.11%) Windows
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.32%) Automated Testing
3 25 (13.16%) Test Management
3 25 (13.16%) Test Scripting
4 23 (12.11%) Regression Testing
5 21 (11.05%) Scrum
5 21 (11.05%) Coaching
6 19 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.47%) Release Management
8 17 (8.95%) Project Management
9 16 (8.42%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.42%) Software Testing
10 15 (7.89%) Black-Box Testing
11 14 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.37%) TDD
11 14 (7.37%) OO
12 12 (6.32%) Change Management
12 12 (6.32%) Manual Testing
12 12 (6.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.74%) Java
2 29 (15.26%) Perl
3 27 (14.21%) Python
3 27 (14.21%) SQL
4 23 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.05%) C#
6 12 (6.32%) C++
7 11 (5.79%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.74%) Ruby
9 7 (3.68%) PHP
10 5 (2.63%) C
10 5 (2.63%) COBOL
10 5 (2.63%) Assembly Language
10 5 (2.63%) REXX
10 5 (2.63%) JCL
11 3 (1.58%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
13 1 (0.53%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 44 (23.16%) Degree
2 16 (8.42%) ISEB
3 14 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) COSO
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.26%) Puppet
2 6 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.63%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.84%) Oracle
3 8 (4.21%) IBM
4 6 (3.16%) VMware
5 4 (2.11%) HP
5 4 (2.11%) Dell
6 2 (1.05%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.05%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.05%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.53%) Twitter
7 1 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.53%) Sun
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: £46000 - £58000 per annum + benefits & bonus
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 11 days ago
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
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Cathcart Associates
Salary: Unrivalled Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago