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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 77 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.10% 5.70% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 36.67% 45.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 51 37
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £58,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
126 210 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.79% 15.54% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 88 136 87
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,550 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 4 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) Oracle
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 19 (29.69%) SDLC
3 18 (28.13%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.44%) Degree
6 14 (21.88%) Banking
6 14 (21.88%) Unix
7 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
7 13 (20.31%) Coaching
8 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (15.63%) Migration
10 9 (14.06%) Scrum
11 8 (12.50%) Legal
11 8 (12.50%) Retail
11 8 (12.50%) Web Services
11 8 (12.50%) C#
11 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.50%) Project Management
11 8 (12.50%) Selenium
11 8 (12.50%) Practice Management
11 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
12 7 (10.94%) Business Development
12 7 (10.94%) SWIFT
12 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
12 7 (10.94%) .NET
12 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.69%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.56%) CMS
5 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
1 2 (3.13%) VoIP
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) MS Access
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
3 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.56%) Ant
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Maven
5 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.56%) Protractor
5 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 8 (12.50%) Legal
3 8 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (12.50%) Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 6 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) .NET
3 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.25%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) HTML5
3 4 (6.25%) JSON
4 3 (4.69%) Middleware
4 3 (4.69%) Spring
4 3 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.13%) Java EE
5 2 (3.13%) JSP
5 2 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.56%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.56%) jQuery
6 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) SWIFT
3 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) DataPower
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Unix
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Android
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) SDLC
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.31%) Coaching
3 13 (20.31%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.63%) Migration
5 9 (14.06%) Scrum
6 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 8 (12.50%) Practice Management
6 8 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (10.94%) Business Development
7 7 (10.94%) Defect Management
7 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.38%) Change Management
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.25%) People Management
10 4 (6.25%) QA Automation
10 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 18 (28.13%) Java
3 8 (12.50%) C#
4 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) C++
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) Tcl
8 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) COBIT
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Fundtech
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Cognizant
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago