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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 120 25 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.08% 2.03% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.18% 23.58% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 82 14 33
Average salary £40,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.61% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £36,050 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
193 106 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.00% 8.61% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 132 45 86
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% -11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,500 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 18 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 72 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (31.00%) Finance
4 52 (26.00%) UNIX
5 49 (24.50%) Coaching
6 48 (24.00%) Banking
7 44 (22.00%) Retail
8 43 (21.50%) Java
8 43 (21.50%) SQL
9 37 (18.50%) Linux
10 35 (17.50%) Perl
11 32 (16.00%) Internet
11 32 (16.00%) Degree
12 31 (15.50%) Mentoring
13 30 (15.00%) Automated Testing
14 29 (14.50%) Change Management
14 29 (14.50%) Oracle
14 29 (14.50%) XML
15 27 (13.50%) Windows
16 26 (13.00%) Project Management
17 25 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (11.50%) Selenium
18 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
18 23 (11.50%) Python
19 22 (11.00%) Regression Testing
20 20 (10.00%) Scrum
20 20 (10.00%) C#
21 19 (9.50%) .NET
21 19 (9.50%) Computer Science
22 16 (8.00%) Performance Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) CICS
4 10 (5.00%) Apache
4 10 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.00%) SAS
7 5 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.50%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (1.00%) CMS
10 1 (0.50%) Node.js
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.50%) MTS
Applications
1 15 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.50%) MS Project
3 7 (3.50%) MS Office
4 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.50%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.00%) Internet
2 7 (3.50%) VoIP
3 3 (1.50%) ATM
4 2 (1.00%) LAN
4 2 (1.00%) WAN
4 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.00%) RDBMS
3 11 (5.50%) DB2
4 10 (5.00%) MySQL
5 9 (4.50%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.00%) Big Data
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 23 (11.50%) Selenium
2 13 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.00%) JIRA
4 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.00%) Bugzilla
6 7 (3.50%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.50%) FogBugz
7 6 (3.00%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.50%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.50%) Ant
9 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.00%) Subversion
9 2 (1.00%) Hudson
9 2 (1.00%) FishEye
10 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.50%) JMeter
10 1 (0.50%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.50%) ERwin
General
1 62 (31.00%) Finance
2 48 (24.00%) Banking
3 44 (22.00%) Retail
4 11 (5.50%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.00%) Games
6 4 (2.00%) Automotive
6 4 (2.00%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.00%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Analyst
2 31 (15.50%) QA Engineer
3 22 (11.00%) Developer
4 21 (10.50%) Java Developer
5 20 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 17 (8.50%) Technical Specialist
6 17 (8.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (8.50%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.00%) PMO Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 13 (6.50%) Software Engineer
8 13 (6.50%) Tester
9 12 (6.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 11 (5.50%) J2EE Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Senior J2EE Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Software Tester
13 7 (3.50%) Business Analyst
14 6 (3.00%) QA Manager
14 6 (3.00%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.50%) XML
2 19 (9.50%) .NET
3 15 (7.50%) Web Services
4 14 (7.00%) J2EE
5 10 (5.00%) CGI
5 10 (5.00%) JSP
5 10 (5.00%) Servlets
5 10 (5.00%) SOAP
5 10 (5.00%) HTML
6 6 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (3.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (2.50%) HTML5
7 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.50%) Sass
7 5 (2.50%) CSS
8 4 (2.00%) SVG
8 4 (2.00%) Middleware
8 4 (2.00%) ISPF
8 4 (2.00%) D3.js
8 4 (2.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 72 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.50%) 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%) Replication
5 7 (3.50%) Clustering
6 6 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.00%) VSAM
8 4 (2.00%) Telematics
9 3 (1.50%) Statistics
9 3 (1.50%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.50%) Chip Card
9 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.00%) CMDB
10 2 (1.00%) Economics
10 2 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.00%) UNIX
2 37 (18.50%) Linux
3 27 (13.50%) Windows
4 15 (7.50%) AIX
5 10 (5.00%) Debian
5 10 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.50%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.50%) Android
8 4 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.50%) Coaching
3 31 (15.50%) Mentoring
4 30 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 29 (14.50%) Change Management
6 26 (13.00%) Project Management
7 25 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.00%) Regression Testing
9 20 (10.00%) Scrum
10 16 (8.00%) Performance Management
10 16 (8.00%) Change Control
11 14 (7.00%) Risk Management
11 14 (7.00%) Test Scripting
11 14 (7.00%) Release Management
11 14 (7.00%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.00%) Test Strategy
12 13 (6.50%) Software Testing
13 12 (6.00%) Manual Testing
14 11 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.50%) Java
1 43 (21.50%) SQL
2 35 (17.50%) Perl
3 23 (11.50%) Python
4 20 (10.00%) C#
5 14 (7.00%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.00%) C++
6 12 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.00%) C
8 7 (3.50%) COBOL
8 7 (3.50%) PHP
8 7 (3.50%) JCL
8 7 (3.50%) Assembly Language
8 7 (3.50%) REXX
9 6 (3.00%) Ruby
10 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.50%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 32 (16.00%) Degree
2 14 (7.00%) ISEB
3 12 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.00%) PhD
6 1 (0.50%) CISA
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.00%) Puppet
2 7 (3.50%) CA Endevor
3 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (14.50%) Oracle
2 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.50%) IBM
4 4 (2.00%) Dell
5 3 (1.50%) VMware
5 3 (1.50%) HP
6 2 (1.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.00%) Citrix
6 2 (1.00%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.00%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.50%) Twitter
7 1 (0.50%) Saba
7 1 (0.50%) Sun
7 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum £38-50k plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36,125 - £44,625 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive bonus and package
Posted: 21 days ago