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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 88 55 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.86% 3.73% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 37.93% 47.54%
Number of salaries quoted 58 27 14
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
165 145 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.99% 9.82% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 115 82 31
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £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 27 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.50%) Finance
3 55 (27.50%) Banking
3 55 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (25.00%) Java
5 49 (24.50%) Retail
6 43 (21.50%) Degree
7 40 (20.00%) Linux
8 38 (19.00%) UNIX
8 38 (19.00%) Coaching
9 33 (16.50%) Automated Testing
10 32 (16.00%) SQL
10 32 (16.00%) Mentoring
11 29 (14.50%) Perl
12 26 (13.00%) Change Management
13 25 (12.50%) XML
14 24 (12.00%) Python
14 24 (12.00%) Test Scripting
15 23 (11.50%) Test Management
15 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
16 22 (11.00%) Regression Testing
17 21 (10.50%) C#
17 21 (10.50%) Selenium
18 20 (10.00%) Release Management
18 20 (10.00%) Oracle
18 20 (10.00%) Web Services
18 20 (10.00%) .NET
18 20 (10.00%) Internet
19 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
20 18 (9.00%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (7.50%) MQSeries
2 12 (6.00%) WebLogic
3 11 (5.50%) Apache
3 11 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.50%) CICS
3 11 (5.50%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.50%) SAS
5 5 (2.50%) MTS
6 4 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.50%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.00%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.50%) MS Project
2 7 (3.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.50%) SaaS
2 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.00%) Internet
2 5 (2.50%) ATM
3 3 (1.50%) LAN
3 3 (1.50%) Firewall
3 3 (1.50%) WAN
4 2 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.00%) RDBMS
3 12 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.50%) DB2
4 11 (5.50%) MySQL
5 4 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 21 (10.50%) Selenium
2 14 (7.00%) JIRA
2 14 (7.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.00%) Bugzilla
4 9 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.00%) FogBugz
6 5 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.50%) Fiddler
6 5 (2.50%) Ant
7 3 (1.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.50%) JMeter
General
1 65 (32.50%) Finance
2 55 (27.50%) Banking
3 49 (24.50%) Retail
4 11 (5.50%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (2.00%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.00%) Automotive
7 3 (1.50%) Marketing
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (18.50%) QA Engineer
2 29 (14.50%) Analyst
3 27 (13.50%) Developer
4 24 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 24 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 19 (9.50%) Technical Specialist
6 17 (8.50%) Senior Developer
6 17 (8.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (7.50%) Tester
8 13 (6.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 12 (6.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Quality Engineer
11 10 (5.00%) Software Engineer
12 9 (4.50%) Consultant
12 9 (4.50%) QA Manager
12 9 (4.50%) J2EE Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Software Tester
13 8 (4.00%) Senior J2EE Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Test Leader
13 8 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.50%) XML
2 20 (10.00%) .NET
2 20 (10.00%) Web Services
3 14 (7.00%) J2EE
4 11 (5.50%) HTML
4 11 (5.50%) JSP
4 11 (5.50%) Servlets
4 11 (5.50%) SOAP
4 11 (5.50%) CGI
5 8 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (3.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (2.50%) Sass
7 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.50%) HTML5
7 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.50%) CSS
8 4 (2.00%) Backbone.js
8 4 (2.00%) D3.js
8 4 (2.00%) SVG
9 3 (1.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.50%) User Experience
4 11 (5.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (5.50%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.00%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.50%) Social Media
7 5 (2.50%) Chip Card
8 4 (2.00%) EPoS
8 4 (2.00%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.00%) Telematics
8 4 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.00%) Statistics
9 3 (1.50%) CMDB
9 3 (1.50%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.50%) VSAM
9 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Linux
2 38 (19.00%) UNIX
3 15 (7.50%) AIX
4 11 (5.50%) Debian
4 11 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.50%) Windows
6 5 (2.50%) Android
7 3 (1.50%) zOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.00%) Coaching
3 33 (16.50%) Automated Testing
4 32 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 26 (13.00%) Change Management
6 24 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 23 (11.50%) Test Management
8 22 (11.00%) Regression Testing
9 20 (10.00%) Release Management
10 18 (9.00%) Scrum
10 18 (9.00%) Software Testing
10 18 (9.00%) Project Management
11 15 (7.50%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (6.50%) OO
14 12 (6.00%) Manual Testing
14 12 (6.00%) Test Strategy
14 12 (6.00%) Black-Box Testing
15 11 (5.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.00%) Java
2 32 (16.00%) SQL
3 29 (14.50%) Perl
4 24 (12.00%) Python
5 21 (10.50%) C#
6 18 (9.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.00%) PL/SQL
8 13 (6.50%) C++
9 8 (4.00%) COBOL
9 8 (4.00%) Assembly Language
9 8 (4.00%) REXX
9 8 (4.00%) JCL
9 8 (4.00%) Ruby
10 7 (3.50%) PHP
11 5 (2.50%) C
12 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (21.50%) Degree
2 16 (8.00%) ISEB
3 14 (7.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.00%) PhD
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
6 1 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.50%) COSO
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.00%) Puppet
2 8 (4.00%) CA Endevor
3 6 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) Oracle
2 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.50%) IBM
4 6 (3.00%) VMware
5 4 (2.00%) HP
5 4 (2.00%) Dell
6 2 (1.00%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.00%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.50%) Twitter
7 1 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.50%) Sun
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 28 days ago