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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 115 34 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.69% 2.82% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.50% 33.66% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 60 17 43
Average salary £40,000 £27,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% -50.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
187 101 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.50% 8.37% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 110 45 105
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,260 £22,450 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 21 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 47 (25.13%) UNIX
3 44 (23.53%) SQL
4 38 (20.32%) Banking
5 34 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (18.18%) Retail
6 32 (17.11%) Java
7 31 (16.58%) Windows
8 29 (15.51%) Selenium
9 28 (14.97%) Perl
9 28 (14.97%) Oracle
9 28 (14.97%) Linux
9 28 (14.97%) Change Management
9 28 (14.97%) Degree
10 26 (13.90%) Python
10 26 (13.90%) Automated Testing
11 24 (12.83%) Internet
11 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
11 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (12.83%) Scrum
12 23 (12.30%) Project Management
13 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
14 20 (10.70%) XML
15 18 (9.63%) C#
16 17 (9.09%) .NET
16 17 (9.09%) Change Control
17 15 (8.02%) MQSeries
17 15 (8.02%) Risk Management
17 15 (8.02%) Performance Management
17 15 (8.02%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 15 (8.02%) MQSeries
2 9 (4.81%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.81%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.28%) SAS
3 8 (4.28%) CICS
4 5 (2.67%) Apache
4 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.07%) CMS
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.21%) MS Project
3 6 (3.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.83%) Internet
2 7 (3.74%) VoIP
3 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.28%) DB2
3 8 (4.28%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.14%) Base SAS
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
4 4 (2.14%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (15.51%) Selenium
2 11 (5.88%) JIRA
3 10 (5.35%) WebDriver
3 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.74%) FogBugz
4 7 (3.74%) Bugzilla
4 7 (3.74%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.21%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.60%) Ant
7 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.07%) Hudson
8 2 (1.07%) FishEye
8 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.07%) Subversion
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 38 (20.32%) Banking
3 34 (18.18%) Retail
4 8 (4.28%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.74%) Games
6 4 (2.14%) Automotive
7 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (24.60%) Analyst
2 34 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 15 (8.02%) Test Manager
3 15 (8.02%) PMO Analyst
4 13 (6.95%) Software Engineer
4 13 (6.95%) Technical Specialist
5 12 (6.42%) Developer
6 11 (5.88%) Tester
7 10 (5.35%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.28%) J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Architect
8 8 (4.28%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.74%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) XML
2 17 (9.09%) .NET
3 9 (4.81%) J2EE
4 8 (4.28%) Web Services
5 6 (3.21%) HTML
5 6 (3.21%) Middleware
5 6 (3.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.14%) ISPF
7 4 (2.14%) CSS
7 4 (2.14%) JSP
7 4 (2.14%) Servlets
7 4 (2.14%) SOAP
7 4 (2.14%) SVG
7 4 (2.14%) CGI
7 4 (2.14%) HTML5
7 4 (2.14%) Backbone.js
7 4 (2.14%) D3.js
7 4 (2.14%) Sass
7 4 (2.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.49%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.28%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.74%) Replication
4 7 (3.74%) Clustering
5 6 (3.21%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.67%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.14%) VSAM
7 4 (2.14%) Telematics
8 3 (1.60%) Statistics
8 3 (1.60%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.07%) Economics
9 2 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.53%) Derivative
10 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.53%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.13%) UNIX
2 31 (16.58%) Windows
3 28 (14.97%) Linux
4 11 (5.88%) AIX
5 10 (5.35%) Mac OS X
5 10 (5.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.67%) Debian
6 5 (2.67%) Android
7 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (14.97%) Change Management
3 26 (13.90%) Automated Testing
4 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
4 24 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (12.83%) Scrum
5 23 (12.30%) Project Management
6 17 (9.09%) Change Control
7 15 (8.02%) Test Strategy
7 15 (8.02%) Risk Management
7 15 (8.02%) Performance Management
8 14 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.95%) Test Scripting
10 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.35%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.35%) System Testing
11 10 (5.35%) Six Sigma
11 10 (5.35%) Service Management
12 9 (4.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.53%) SQL
2 32 (17.11%) Java
3 28 (14.97%) Perl
4 26 (13.90%) Python
5 18 (9.63%) C#
6 12 (6.42%) C++
7 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.35%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.28%) C
10 7 (3.74%) PHP
11 5 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.67%) Ruby
12 4 (2.14%) SAS Macro
12 4 (2.14%) JCL
12 4 (2.14%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.14%) REXX
12 4 (2.14%) COBOL
13 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.07%) VBScript
15 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (14.97%) Degree
2 14 (7.49%) ISEB
3 12 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.07%) PhD
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) Puppet
2 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.14%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (14.97%) Oracle
2 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.42%) IBM
4 4 (2.14%) VMware
4 4 (2.14%) Dell
5 3 (1.60%) HP
6 2 (1.07%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.07%) Citrix
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.53%) Pega
7 1 (0.53%) Twitter
7 1 (0.53%) Saba
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive bonus and package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £37,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus standard company benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Aridhia
Salary: Very Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 days ago