The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 111 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.13% 7.53% 6.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.92% 51.63% 57.46%
Number of salaries quoted 22 68 51
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,750 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
127 215 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.45% 14.59% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 69 145 106
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) Banking
3 16 (24.62%) Retail
3 16 (24.62%) Oracle
4 15 (23.08%) SQL
4 15 (23.08%) Selenium
5 14 (21.54%) SDLC
5 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
6 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (16.92%) Test Management
7 11 (16.92%) Java
8 10 (15.38%) Unix
8 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (15.38%) Coaching
9 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
9 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
9 9 (13.85%) Linux
9 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
9 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
10 8 (12.31%) Degree
10 8 (12.31%) ISEB
10 8 (12.31%) Change Management
10 8 (12.31%) ITIL
10 8 (12.31%) .NET
10 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
10 8 (12.31%) Defect Management
11 7 (10.77%) Open Source

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) LAN
1 5 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (6.15%) MS Access
3 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) DocumentDB
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.77%) JIRA
5 6 (9.23%) Robot Framework
6 5 (7.69%) Bugzilla
6 5 (7.69%) FogBugz
6 5 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.54%) Protractor
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
2 16 (24.62%) Retail
3 6 (9.23%) Financial Institution
3 6 (9.23%) Games
3 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Technical Specialist
3 7 (10.77%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Senior Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Test Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) QA Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) SWIFT Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.15%) Database Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.62%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (4.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) Java EE
3 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) HTML5
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.54%) JSON
4 1 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
4 1 (1.54%) React
4 1 (1.54%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.23%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.15%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.08%) DataPower
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Unix
2 9 (13.85%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Android
4 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
4 6 (9.23%) Windows
5 5 (7.69%) AIX
5 5 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.54%) SDLC
3 11 (16.92%) Test Management
4 10 (15.38%) Coaching
5 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Change Management
6 8 (12.31%) Defect Management
6 8 (12.31%) ITIL
6 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.77%) Open Source
7 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Business Development
8 6 (9.23%) Process Improvement
8 6 (9.23%) Release Management
8 6 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.92%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) Ruby
5 5 (7.69%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) VBA
7 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.31%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) COBIT
2 5 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.08%) SLA
5 1 (1.54%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.69%) XenApp
1 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Oracle
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Cognizant
3 6 (9.23%) IBM
4 5 (7.69%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Capita
5 1 (1.54%) NEC
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £23,000 - £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Indicia
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Indicia
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago