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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 23 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +43
Permanent jobs citing QA 132 113 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.61% 7.57% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.39% 59.16% 32.32%
Number of salaries quoted 58 62 16
Average salary £38,500 £40,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.93% +48.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,690 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £52,500 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
205 191 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.37% 12.79% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 116 118 43
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,520 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 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 80 (36.70%) Banking
2 74 (33.94%) Finance
2 74 (33.94%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (29.82%) SDLC
4 64 (29.36%) Mentoring
5 56 (25.69%) Java
6 53 (24.31%) Retail
7 48 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (21.56%) Degree
8 47 (21.56%) Web Services
9 46 (21.10%) Coaching
10 39 (17.89%) Automated Testing
11 37 (16.97%) HTML
12 36 (16.51%) Change Management
12 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
12 36 (16.51%) Software Testing
13 35 (16.06%) Git (software)
13 35 (16.06%) Linux
14 34 (15.60%) UNIX
15 33 (15.14%) WebSphere MQ
15 33 (15.14%) WebSphere
15 33 (15.14%) Computer Science
16 32 (14.68%) Perl
17 31 (14.22%) Software Engineering
18 30 (13.76%) Relational Database
19 29 (13.30%) Test Management
20 28 (12.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 28 (12.84%) MySQL
20 28 (12.84%) DB2
20 28 (12.84%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 33 (15.14%) WebSphere
2 28 (12.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 26 (11.93%) Tomcat
4 24 (11.01%) Apache
5 11 (5.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (2.75%) CMS
7 5 (2.29%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.38%) Drupal
9 2 (0.92%) WordPress
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.75%) SaaS
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.93%) Internet
2 5 (2.29%) LAN
2 5 (2.29%) WAN
3 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.46%) VoIP
4 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.76%) Relational Database
2 28 (12.84%) MySQL
2 28 (12.84%) DB2
2 28 (12.84%) RDBMS
3 13 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.01%) Selenium
3 14 (6.42%) HP UFT
4 9 (4.13%) JIRA
5 8 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.75%) Ant
7 5 (2.29%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.29%) FogBugz
7 5 (2.29%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.83%) LSMW
9 3 (1.38%) Subversion
9 3 (1.38%) JUnit
9 3 (1.38%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.46%) Hudson
10 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 80 (36.70%) Banking
2 74 (33.94%) Finance
3 53 (24.31%) Retail
4 19 (8.72%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.21%) Games
6 6 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.38%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Marketing
8 2 (0.92%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.92%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.97%) Developer
1 37 (16.97%) Analyst
2 33 (15.14%) Technical Specialist
3 26 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 24 (11.01%) QA Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Tester
6 12 (5.50%) Junior
6 12 (5.50%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Test Manager
6 12 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.05%) Automation Tester
8 10 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.59%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 8 (3.67%) QA Analyst
9 8 (3.67%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.67%) Consultant
10 7 (3.21%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Junior Software Engineer
11 6 (2.75%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.56%) Web Services
2 37 (16.97%) HTML
3 33 (15.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 28 (12.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 25 (11.47%) JSP
5 25 (11.47%) SOAP
6 24 (11.01%) Servlets
7 23 (10.55%) CGI
7 23 (10.55%) CSS
8 17 (7.80%) XML
9 13 (5.96%) HTML5
10 10 (4.59%) RESTful
11 9 (4.13%) Sass
11 9 (4.13%) LESS
11 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.67%) Ajax
13 6 (2.75%) J2EE
14 5 (2.29%) .NET
15 4 (1.83%) SAP Smart Forms
15 4 (1.83%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 74 (33.94%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (15.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.96%) SWIFT
4 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.83%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.83%) EPoS
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.06%) Linux
2 34 (15.60%) UNIX
3 26 (11.93%) Debian
4 22 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.88%) Windows
6 13 (5.96%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.96%) Android
7 7 (3.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.82%) SDLC
2 64 (29.36%) Mentoring
3 48 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (21.10%) Coaching
5 39 (17.89%) Automated Testing
6 36 (16.51%) Software Testing
6 36 (16.51%) Change Management
7 31 (14.22%) Software Engineering
8 29 (13.30%) Test Management
9 28 (12.84%) OO
10 25 (11.47%) Project Management
11 22 (10.09%) Test Scripting
12 19 (8.72%) TDD
13 17 (7.80%) Scrum
13 17 (7.80%) Regression Testing
14 14 (6.42%) Quality Management
14 14 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (5.50%) Business Analysis
15 12 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (5.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.69%) Java
2 36 (16.51%) JavaScript
3 32 (14.68%) Perl
4 25 (11.47%) SQL
5 19 (8.72%) Python
6 11 (5.05%) Ruby
7 9 (4.13%) PHP
7 9 (4.13%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.75%) C#
9 4 (1.83%) ABAP
10 3 (1.38%) XPath
10 3 (1.38%) C++
11 2 (0.92%) C
11 2 (0.92%) Tcl
11 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.46%) Elixir
12 1 (0.46%) Erlang
12 1 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (21.56%) Degree
2 23 (10.55%) ISEB
3 20 (9.17%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.29%) XenApp
2 5 (2.29%) XenDesktop
2 5 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.21%) Puppet
3 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.80%) Oracle
3 11 (5.05%) HP
4 10 (4.59%) VMware
5 8 (3.67%) Fundtech
6 5 (2.29%) Citrix
6 5 (2.29%) Informatica
7 4 (1.83%) SAP
7 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.38%) Teradata
9 2 (0.92%) IBM
9 2 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.46%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.46%) Hyland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus on call, bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 27 days ago