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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 29 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 114 106 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.76% 7.18% 2.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.76% 59.89% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 68 53 18
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £49,700 £36,800
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
194 177 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.20% 11.99% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 128 100 45
Average salary £43,500 £40,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.40% +10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 63 (32.98%) Banking
2 60 (31.41%) Finance
3 59 (30.89%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (29.32%) SDLC
5 52 (27.23%) Mentoring
6 51 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (25.13%) Java
8 44 (23.04%) Degree
9 42 (21.99%) JavaScript
10 41 (21.47%) Automated Testing
11 38 (19.90%) HTML
12 34 (17.80%) Perl
12 34 (17.80%) Web Services
12 34 (17.80%) Retail
12 34 (17.80%) Coaching
13 33 (17.28%) Software Testing
13 33 (17.28%) Git (software)
13 33 (17.28%) Linux
14 32 (16.75%) Change Management
14 32 (16.75%) Computer Science
15 29 (15.18%) Software Engineering
16 28 (14.66%) WebSphere
16 28 (14.66%) Test Management
16 28 (14.66%) WebSphere MQ
16 28 (14.66%) Relational Database
17 26 (13.61%) RDBMS
17 26 (13.61%) MySQL
18 25 (13.09%) Tomcat
18 25 (13.09%) Internet
19 24 (12.57%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 28 (14.66%) WebSphere
2 25 (13.09%) Tomcat
3 23 (12.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 23 (12.04%) Apache
4 9 (4.71%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 6 (3.14%) CMS
6 5 (2.62%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.57%) Drupal
8 2 (1.05%) WordPress
9 1 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.14%) SaaS
2 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.09%) Internet
2 5 (2.62%) LAN
2 5 (2.62%) WAN
3 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.66%) Relational Database
2 26 (13.61%) MySQL
2 26 (13.61%) RDBMS
3 23 (12.04%) DB2
4 11 (5.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (17.28%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.99%) Selenium
3 13 (6.81%) HP UFT
4 9 (4.71%) JIRA
5 8 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.66%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.14%) FogBugz
7 6 (3.14%) Bugzilla
8 5 (2.62%) Ant
8 5 (2.62%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.09%) JUnit
10 3 (1.57%) Subversion
10 3 (1.57%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.52%) Hudson
11 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.52%) LSMW
General
1 63 (32.98%) Banking
2 60 (31.41%) Finance
3 34 (17.80%) Retail
4 17 (8.90%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.19%) Games
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
6 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.57%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (16.75%) Developer
2 26 (13.61%) Analyst
2 26 (13.61%) QA Engineer
3 25 (13.09%) Java Developer
4 21 (10.99%) Technical Specialist
5 16 (8.38%) Test Manager
5 16 (8.38%) Tester
6 12 (6.28%) Junior
6 12 (6.28%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Test Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.24%) Automation Tester
8 9 (4.71%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (3.66%) Junior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Consultant
11 5 (2.62%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.62%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.62%) SWIFT Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.90%) HTML
2 34 (17.80%) Web Services
3 28 (14.66%) WebSphere MQ
4 24 (12.57%) JSP
4 24 (12.57%) SOAP
5 23 (12.04%) CSS
5 23 (12.04%) Servlets
5 23 (12.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 22 (11.52%) CGI
7 18 (9.42%) XML
8 13 (6.81%) HTML5
9 9 (4.71%) Sass
9 9 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.71%) RESTful
10 8 (4.19%) LESS
10 8 (4.19%) Ajax
11 6 (3.14%) .NET
12 3 (1.57%) J2EE
13 2 (1.05%) XHTML
13 2 (1.05%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (30.89%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (16.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.14%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.57%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.57%) User Experience
5 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Xbox
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.28%) Linux
2 24 (12.57%) UNIX
2 24 (12.57%) Debian
3 21 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (6.28%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.28%) Android
4 12 (6.28%) Windows
5 7 (3.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.32%) SDLC
2 52 (27.23%) Mentoring
3 51 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (21.47%) Automated Testing
5 34 (17.80%) Coaching
6 33 (17.28%) Software Testing
7 32 (16.75%) Change Management
8 29 (15.18%) Software Engineering
9 28 (14.66%) Test Management
10 24 (12.57%) Project Management
10 24 (12.57%) OO
11 22 (11.52%) Test Scripting
12 19 (9.95%) TDD
13 17 (8.90%) Scrum
14 14 (7.33%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (6.81%) Test Strategy
15 13 (6.81%) Quality Management
16 11 (5.76%) Unit Testing
16 11 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.13%) Java
2 42 (21.99%) JavaScript
3 34 (17.80%) Perl
4 24 (12.57%) SQL
5 23 (12.04%) Python
6 15 (7.85%) Ruby
7 9 (4.71%) PHP
8 7 (3.66%) C#
9 4 (2.09%) C++
10 3 (1.57%) XPath
11 2 (1.05%) Tcl
11 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.05%) C
12 1 (0.52%) ABAP
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) Elixir
12 1 (0.52%) Erlang
12 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (23.04%) Degree
2 22 (11.52%) ISTQB
3 19 (9.95%) ISEB
4 10 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.52%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.62%) XenApp
2 5 (2.62%) XenDesktop
2 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (8.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.62%) Puppet
2 5 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.24%) HP
2 10 (5.24%) Oracle
3 7 (3.66%) VMware
4 5 (2.62%) Citrix
5 3 (1.57%) Informatica
5 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.57%) Teradata
6 1 (0.52%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.52%) Hyland
6 1 (0.52%) Fundtech
6 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.52%) SAP
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Salary: 30,000 + Bens
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £36,491 - £61,220 per annum
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Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Compeititve Benefits
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Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum + benefits, pension
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Salary: superb beneifts
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