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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.76% 4.41% 3.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.16% 41.10% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 30 25
Average salary £45,000 £35,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £53,250 £60,000
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
207 146 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.09% 10.72% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 131 89 67
Average salary £44,000 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.02% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,600 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 76 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.34%) Finance
3 51 (26.42%) Banking
4 44 (22.80%) Java
5 42 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (20.21%) Degree
7 36 (18.65%) Retail
8 30 (15.54%) Linux
9 27 (13.99%) Python
9 27 (13.99%) Test Scripting
10 26 (13.47%) Perl
11 25 (12.95%) Regression Testing
11 25 (12.95%) Test Management
11 25 (12.95%) Automated Testing
11 25 (12.95%) Coaching
12 24 (12.44%) SQL
13 23 (11.92%) JavaScript
13 23 (11.92%) Web Services
13 23 (11.92%) Project Management
13 23 (11.92%) Mentoring
14 22 (11.40%) XML
14 22 (11.40%) Scrum
15 20 (10.36%) Release Management
16 19 (9.84%) Computer Science
17 18 (9.33%) Selenium
17 18 (9.33%) UNIX
18 17 (8.81%) C#
18 17 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (8.29%) Software Engineering
19 16 (8.29%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (5.70%) Apache
1 11 (5.70%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.66%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.63%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.11%) SAS
5 5 (2.59%) CICS
5 5 (2.59%) MTS
6 4 (2.07%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.07%) MS Project
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.55%) CA Clarity
3 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.77%) Internet
2 5 (2.59%) ATM
3 3 (1.55%) LAN
3 3 (1.55%) WAN
3 3 (1.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.70%) MySQL
3 11 (5.70%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.15%) DB2
5 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (9.33%) Selenium
2 12 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.70%) JIRA
4 8 (4.15%) Bugzilla
5 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.11%) FogBugz
6 4 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.55%) Ant
7 3 (1.55%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.04%) JUnit
8 2 (1.04%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.52%) JMeter
9 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
General
1 74 (38.34%) Finance
2 51 (26.42%) Banking
3 36 (18.65%) Retail
4 7 (3.63%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.59%) Marketing
5 5 (2.59%) General Ledger
5 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.07%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (19.17%) QA Engineer
2 34 (17.62%) Analyst
3 27 (13.99%) Developer
4 21 (10.88%) Test Manager
4 21 (10.88%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (5.70%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (5.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 10 (5.18%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.66%) Tester
9 9 (4.66%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.66%) QA Manager
9 9 (4.66%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (4.66%) Test Leader
9 9 (4.66%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (4.15%) Quality Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.11%) QA Analyst
12 6 (3.11%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.92%) Web Services
2 22 (11.40%) XML
3 14 (7.25%) .NET
4 13 (6.74%) SOAP
5 11 (5.70%) HTML
5 11 (5.70%) JSP
5 11 (5.70%) Servlets
5 11 (5.70%) J2EE
5 11 (5.70%) CGI
6 7 (3.63%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.07%) Velocity
8 4 (2.07%) HTML5
9 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (1.55%) XSLT
10 2 (1.04%) CSS
10 2 (1.04%) Sass
10 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.52%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.11%) Social Media
4 6 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.59%) EPoS
5 5 (2.59%) Chip Card
5 5 (2.59%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.59%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.59%) User Experience
6 4 (2.07%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.55%) CMDB
7 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Statistics
8 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.04%) Physics
8 2 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Linux
2 18 (9.33%) UNIX
3 11 (5.70%) Debian
3 11 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.66%) AIX
5 4 (2.07%) Android
5 4 (2.07%) Windows
6 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.99%) Test Scripting
3 25 (12.95%) Coaching
3 25 (12.95%) Automated Testing
3 25 (12.95%) Test Management
3 25 (12.95%) Regression Testing
4 23 (11.92%) Project Management
4 23 (11.92%) Mentoring
5 22 (11.40%) Scrum
6 20 (10.36%) Release Management
7 17 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.29%) PRINCE2
8 16 (8.29%) Software Engineering
8 16 (8.29%) TDD
8 16 (8.29%) Black-Box Testing
9 15 (7.77%) Software Testing
9 15 (7.77%) Change Management
10 14 (7.25%) OO
10 14 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (6.74%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.80%) Java
2 27 (13.99%) Python
3 26 (13.47%) Perl
4 24 (12.44%) SQL
5 23 (11.92%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.81%) C#
7 11 (5.70%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.66%) C++
8 9 (4.66%) Ruby
9 5 (2.59%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.59%) REXX
9 5 (2.59%) JCL
9 5 (2.59%) COBOL
10 3 (1.55%) C
10 3 (1.55%) PHP
10 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.04%) XPath
12 1 (0.52%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (20.21%) Degree
2 11 (5.70%) ISEB
2 11 (5.70%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) P3O
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) COSO
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.63%) Puppet
2 5 (2.59%) CA Endevor
3 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.74%) Oracle
3 5 (2.59%) VMware
3 5 (2.59%) IBM
4 3 (1.55%) Dell
4 3 (1.55%) CA
5 2 (1.04%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.04%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.04%) HP
5 2 (1.04%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.04%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.52%) Twitter
6 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.52%) Sun
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus Standard Company Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
RBS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago