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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 85 69 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.30% 4.59% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.29% 47.92% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 45 46 13
Average salary £45,000 £35,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% -15.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £23,750 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £45,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
222 144 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.44% 9.57% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 122 98 65
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £27,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £69,500
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 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.49%) Finance
3 43 (29.05%) Banking
4 31 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
6 29 (19.59%) Scrum
7 27 (18.24%) Python
7 27 (18.24%) Degree
8 26 (17.57%) Java
8 26 (17.57%) Mentoring
9 25 (16.89%) Test Scripting
10 24 (16.22%) Retail
11 23 (15.54%) Selenium
12 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
13 21 (14.19%) Project Management
14 20 (13.51%) Test Management
14 20 (13.51%) TDD
14 20 (13.51%) Coaching
15 19 (12.84%) Black-Box Testing
16 18 (12.16%) Change Management
17 17 (11.49%) Automated Testing
18 16 (10.81%) WebSphere
18 16 (10.81%) Project Planning
18 16 (10.81%) Web Services
18 16 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
19 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2
19 13 (8.78%) C#
19 13 (8.78%) Perl
19 13 (8.78%) Software Testing
19 13 (8.78%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.05%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 5 (3.38%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.70%) Apache
5 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.03%) MTS
6 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Confluence
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.03%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) DB2
3 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.03%) MySQL
3 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (15.54%) Selenium
2 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.73%) JIRA
4 6 (4.05%) Ant
4 6 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.38%) JUnit
5 5 (3.38%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.70%) FogBugz
6 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.03%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.68%) Hudson
9 1 (0.68%) Redmine
9 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 54 (36.49%) Finance
2 43 (29.05%) Banking
3 24 (16.22%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.05%) Marketing
6 4 (2.70%) Games
7 3 (2.03%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 23 (15.54%) Analyst
3 14 (9.46%) Test Manager
4 11 (7.43%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.76%) Developer
5 10 (6.76%) PMO Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
8 7 (4.73%) QA Manager
8 7 (4.73%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Tester
9 6 (4.05%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) SWIFT Specialist
10 5 (3.38%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Consultant
11 4 (2.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) Web Services
1 16 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (8.11%) HTML
3 11 (7.43%) .NET
3 11 (7.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (5.41%) XML
5 6 (4.05%) HTML5
6 5 (3.38%) SOAP
6 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.70%) CSS
7 4 (2.70%) Velocity
8 3 (2.03%) Apache Flex
8 3 (2.03%) jQuery
8 3 (2.03%) JSP
8 3 (2.03%) Servlets
8 3 (2.03%) CGI
8 3 (2.03%) Ajax
9 1 (0.68%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.05%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.38%) SWIFT
4 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.70%) Social Media
6 3 (2.03%) Xbox
6 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.03%) EPoS
7 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.35%) Physics
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.11%) UNIX
2 9 (6.08%) Linux
3 4 (2.70%) Windows
3 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.03%) Debian
4 3 (2.03%) Android
4 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.59%) Scrum
3 26 (17.57%) Mentoring
4 25 (16.89%) Test Scripting
5 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
6 21 (14.19%) Project Management
7 20 (13.51%) TDD
7 20 (13.51%) Test Management
7 20 (13.51%) Coaching
8 19 (12.84%) Black-Box Testing
9 18 (12.16%) Change Management
10 17 (11.49%) Automated Testing
11 16 (10.81%) Project Planning
12 13 (8.78%) Software Testing
12 13 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2
13 9 (6.08%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.08%) Release Management
14 8 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
2 27 (18.24%) Python
3 26 (17.57%) Java
4 13 (8.78%) Perl
4 13 (8.78%) C#
5 10 (6.76%) Ruby
6 9 (6.08%) SQL
7 4 (2.70%) XPath
8 3 (2.03%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.03%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Degree
2 9 (6.08%) ISEB
2 9 (6.08%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) Puppet
2 7 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle
3 3 (2.03%) HP
3 3 (2.03%) CA
4 2 (1.35%) VMware
4 2 (1.35%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
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Net Talent
Salary: £38000 per annum + benefits
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
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Posted: 16 days ago
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