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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 116 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.83% 7.41% 8.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.12% 51.79% 61.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23 45 86
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,100 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
118 224 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.45% 14.31% 13.56%
Number of salaries quoted 91 123 139
Median salary £50,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £33,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 1 October 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 23 (31.51%) Selenium
3 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.03%) Retail
5 18 (24.66%) SQL
6 17 (23.29%) Java
6 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
7 14 (19.18%) Oracle
7 14 (19.18%) Games
8 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.44%) Banking
9 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
10 11 (15.07%) Test Management
10 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (13.70%) Automation Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Robot Framework
11 10 (13.70%) SDLC
11 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
11 10 (13.70%) Unix
11 10 (13.70%) Windows
12 9 (12.33%) ISTQB
12 9 (12.33%) Coaching
12 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
13 8 (10.96%) ISEB
14 7 (9.59%) Python
14 7 (9.59%) MS Excel

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 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.37%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.37%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Internet
1 5 (6.85%) LAN
1 5 (6.85%) VoIP
1 5 (6.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.11%) MS Access
3 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Selenium
2 10 (13.70%) Robot Framework
2 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.59%) JIRA
5 5 (6.85%) Bugzilla
5 5 (6.85%) FogBugz
5 5 (6.85%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.74%) Ant
6 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 19 (26.03%) Retail
3 14 (19.18%) Games
4 12 (16.44%) Banking
5 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.74%) Law
7 2 (2.74%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.37%) Local Government
8 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) QA Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Test Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Exchange Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Architect
7 5 (6.85%) SWIFT Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Tester
9 3 (4.11%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (4.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) Java EE
3 2 (2.74%) CSS
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.37%) HTML5
4 1 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) React
4 1 (1.37%) REST
4 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Clustering
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.85%) Replication
2 5 (6.85%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 1 (1.37%) DataPower
5 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Unix
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Android
3 5 (6.85%) AIX
3 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.85%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
3 11 (15.07%) Test Management
4 10 (13.70%) Automation Testing
4 10 (13.70%) SDLC
5 9 (12.33%) Coaching
5 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.59%) CRM
6 7 (9.59%) Defect Management
6 7 (9.59%) Scrum
6 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.22%) ITIL
7 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 5 (6.85%) Open Source
8 5 (6.85%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 17 (23.29%) Java
2 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.59%) Python
4 6 (8.22%) Ruby
5 5 (6.85%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) VBA
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) Fortran
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.96%) ISEB
3 5 (6.85%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.74%) PhD
4 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) COBIT
2 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.37%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
1 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.85%) XenApp
1 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) Citrix
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) Cognizant
4 4 (5.48%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) Capita
5 1 (1.37%) NEC
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago