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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 121 39 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.99% 2.76% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.50% 27.86% 39.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80 18 26
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
200 140 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.21% 9.92% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 132 64 65
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 21 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 80 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (29.86%) Finance
4 55 (24.89%) UNIX
5 54 (24.43%) Banking
6 53 (23.98%) Java
7 52 (23.53%) Coaching
8 51 (23.08%) Retail
9 47 (21.27%) Linux
10 46 (20.81%) SQL
11 42 (19.00%) Perl
11 42 (19.00%) Degree
12 38 (17.19%) Automated Testing
12 38 (17.19%) Mentoring
13 35 (15.84%) Internet
14 34 (15.38%) Change Management
15 33 (14.93%) Oracle
16 31 (14.03%) XML
17 27 (12.22%) Computer Science
18 26 (11.76%) Selenium
18 26 (11.76%) Python
19 25 (11.31%) Windows
19 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
19 25 (11.31%) Project Management
20 23 (10.41%) Regression Testing
21 21 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (9.50%) C#
22 20 (9.05%) Web Services
22 20 (9.05%) .NET
22 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (8.14%) MQSeries
2 15 (6.79%) Apache
2 15 (6.79%) Tomcat
3 14 (6.33%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.88%) CICS
5 12 (5.43%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.52%) SAS
7 5 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.81%) MTS
9 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.90%) CMS
11 1 (0.45%) Node.js
11 1 (0.45%) Confluence
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.17%) MS Project
3 7 (3.17%) MS Office
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.81%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.84%) Internet
2 6 (2.71%) VoIP
3 5 (2.26%) ATM
4 2 (0.90%) LAN
4 2 (0.90%) WAN
4 2 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.05%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.14%) RDBMS
3 15 (6.79%) MySQL
4 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (5.88%) DB2
6 4 (1.81%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 26 (11.76%) Selenium
2 18 (8.14%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.79%) JIRA
4 11 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.98%) Bugzilla
5 10 (4.52%) FogBugz
6 7 (3.17%) Fiddler
7 5 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.81%) Ant
9 3 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.36%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.45%) FishEye
11 1 (0.45%) Hudson
11 1 (0.45%) JMeter
11 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 66 (29.86%) Finance
2 54 (24.43%) Banking
3 51 (23.08%) Retail
4 11 (4.98%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.62%) Games
6 4 (1.81%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.81%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (17.19%) QA Engineer
2 36 (16.29%) Analyst
3 31 (14.03%) Developer
4 28 (12.67%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.86%) Test Manager
6 22 (9.95%) Technical Specialist
7 21 (9.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (9.50%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.79%) Tester
8 15 (6.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (6.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 12 (5.43%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.98%) Quality Engineer
11 11 (4.98%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (4.98%) J2EE Developer
12 10 (4.52%) Senior J2EE Developer
13 8 (3.62%) Software Tester
14 7 (3.17%) Test Leader
14 7 (3.17%) QA Automation Engineer
14 7 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.03%) XML
2 20 (9.05%) Web Services
2 20 (9.05%) .NET
3 16 (7.24%) J2EE
4 15 (6.79%) JSP
4 15 (6.79%) Servlets
4 15 (6.79%) SOAP
4 15 (6.79%) CGI
5 13 (5.88%) HTML
6 9 (4.07%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (2.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (2.26%) HTML5
8 5 (2.26%) Sass
8 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.26%) CSS
9 4 (1.81%) ISPF
9 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.81%) SVG
9 4 (1.81%) D3.js
9 4 (1.81%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.22%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 13 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (4.98%) User Experience
6 6 (2.71%) Replication
6 6 (2.71%) Clustering
6 6 (2.71%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.71%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.26%) Chip Card
8 4 (1.81%) VSAM
8 4 (1.81%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.81%) Telematics
8 4 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.36%) Social Media
9 3 (1.36%) EPoS
9 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.89%) UNIX
2 47 (21.27%) Linux
3 25 (11.31%) Windows
4 17 (7.69%) AIX
5 15 (6.79%) Debian
5 15 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.26%) Android
8 4 (1.81%) zOS
9 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.53%) Coaching
3 38 (17.19%) Automated Testing
3 38 (17.19%) Mentoring
4 34 (15.38%) Change Management
5 25 (11.31%) Project Management
6 23 (10.41%) Regression Testing
7 21 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
8 20 (9.05%) Release Management
8 20 (9.05%) Test Scripting
9 18 (8.14%) Scrum
10 17 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 16 (7.24%) OO
12 15 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (6.79%) Test Management
12 15 (6.79%) Performance Management
13 14 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.88%) Service Management
14 13 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.98%) Java
2 46 (20.81%) SQL
3 42 (19.00%) Perl
4 26 (11.76%) Python
5 21 (9.50%) C#
6 16 (7.24%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.79%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.88%) C++
9 9 (4.07%) COBOL
9 9 (4.07%) Assembly Language
9 9 (4.07%) JCL
9 9 (4.07%) REXX
9 9 (4.07%) Ruby
10 7 (3.17%) PHP
11 6 (2.71%) C
12 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 42 (19.00%) Degree
2 16 (7.24%) ISEB
3 14 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.90%) PhD
6 1 (0.45%) CISA
6 1 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.45%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.98%) Puppet
2 9 (4.07%) CA Endevor
3 6 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (14.93%) Oracle
2 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.69%) IBM
4 6 (2.71%) VMware
5 4 (1.81%) Dell
6 3 (1.36%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.90%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.90%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) Saba
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
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