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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 31 56
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 82 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 6.02% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.85% 36.94% 32.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16 40 30
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £52,750 £40,150
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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
131 222 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.31% 16.31% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 95 127 106
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,900
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 14 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 53 (42.74%) SDLC
2 51 (41.13%) Finance
3 46 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (37.10%) Banking
4 42 (33.87%) Java
5 40 (32.26%) Mentoring
6 37 (29.84%) Coaching
7 32 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (24.19%) Oracle
8 30 (24.19%) Unix
9 28 (22.58%) Retail
10 26 (20.97%) Web Services
11 25 (20.16%) SQL
12 20 (16.13%) SWIFT
13 18 (14.52%) Selenium
13 18 (14.52%) Scrum
14 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (13.71%) JavaScript
14 17 (13.71%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (13.71%) WebSphere MQ
14 17 (13.71%) WebSphere
14 17 (13.71%) Degree
15 16 (12.90%) Software Testing
15 16 (12.90%) TDD
16 15 (12.10%) Project Management
16 15 (12.10%) CSS
16 15 (12.10%) HTML
16 15 (12.10%) IBM Integration Bus
16 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
17 14 (11.29%) Defect Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 17 (13.71%) WebSphere
1 17 (13.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.03%) JBoss
4 3 (2.42%) Apache
4 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.61%) IaaS
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Internet
1 4 (3.23%) VoIP
2 2 (1.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) DB2
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (14.52%) Selenium
2 10 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.26%) HP UFT
3 9 (7.26%) JIRA
4 6 (4.84%) Ant
4 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.03%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.23%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.42%) LSMW
8 1 (0.81%) JUnit
8 1 (0.81%) Maven
8 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.81%) NUnit
8 1 (0.81%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (41.13%) Finance
2 46 (37.10%) Banking
3 28 (22.58%) Retail
4 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.03%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Games
7 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (20.97%) Technical Specialist
2 16 (12.90%) Developer
3 14 (11.29%) QA Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) QA Leader
5 9 (7.26%) Test Leader
6 7 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Software QA Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Angular Developer
7 6 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.84%) QA Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Tester
8 5 (4.03%) Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Junior
8 5 (4.03%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.97%) Web Services
2 17 (13.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (12.10%) CSS
3 15 (12.10%) HTML
3 15 (12.10%) IBM Integration Bus
4 10 (8.06%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.06%) HTML5
4 10 (8.06%) RESTful
5 8 (6.45%) .NET
5 8 (6.45%) LESS
5 8 (6.45%) Sass
6 7 (5.65%) Middleware
7 5 (4.03%) Spring
8 4 (3.23%) Ajax
8 4 (3.23%) JSON
8 4 (3.23%) JSP
9 3 (2.42%) J2EE
9 3 (2.42%) LAMP
9 3 (2.42%) SAP Business Workflow
9 3 (2.42%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.13%) SWIFT
3 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.23%) Clustering
5 4 (3.23%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.19%) Unix
2 11 (8.87%) Android
2 11 (8.87%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.03%) Linux
4 4 (3.23%) Debian
4 4 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.74%) SDLC
2 46 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.26%) Mentoring
4 37 (29.84%) Coaching
5 18 (14.52%) Scrum
6 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 16 (12.90%) TDD
8 15 (12.10%) Project Management
9 14 (11.29%) Defect Management
10 13 (10.48%) Change Management
10 13 (10.48%) Software Engineering
11 12 (9.68%) MVC
11 12 (9.68%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.87%) Test Scripting
13 9 (7.26%) Test Management
13 9 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.65%) Performance Testing
14 7 (5.65%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) Java
2 25 (20.16%) SQL
3 17 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.29%) Shell Script
5 12 (9.68%) C#
6 10 (8.06%) Python
7 7 (5.65%) Perl
8 4 (3.23%) C++
9 3 (2.42%) ABAP
10 2 (1.61%) C
10 2 (1.61%) Ruby
10 2 (1.61%) Tcl
10 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) Degree
2 14 (11.29%) ISEB
3 8 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.03%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Puppet
2 8 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (24.19%) Oracle
2 13 (10.48%) Fundtech
3 10 (8.06%) IBM
4 4 (3.23%) Informatica
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.42%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) HP
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Posted: 3 days ago
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