The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 36 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.09% 2.98% 4.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.66% 40.00% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 52 18 40
Average salary £40,000 £27,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.78% -50.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £36,800 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
176 90 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.89% 7.44% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 99 45 93
Average salary £40,500 £36,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.95% -32.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Scotland

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 45 (26.63%) Finance
2 41 (24.26%) UNIX
3 37 (21.89%) SQL
4 32 (18.93%) Windows
4 32 (18.93%) Selenium
5 31 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (17.75%) Automated Testing
7 28 (16.57%) Degree
8 27 (15.98%) Change Management
9 26 (15.38%) Java
9 26 (15.38%) Banking
10 25 (14.79%) Scrum
10 25 (14.79%) Oracle
11 24 (14.20%) Internet
12 23 (13.61%) Retail
13 22 (13.02%) Perl
13 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
14 21 (12.43%) Project Management
15 20 (11.83%) Linux
15 20 (11.83%) Python
16 19 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (10.65%) C#
18 17 (10.06%) XML
18 17 (10.06%) .NET
19 16 (9.47%) Computer Science
19 16 (9.47%) Test Scripting
19 16 (9.47%) Change Control
20 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (8.88%) MQSeries
21 14 (8.28%) Risk Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.88%) MQSeries
2 9 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.73%) SAS
3 8 (4.73%) CICS
4 6 (3.55%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.96%) Apache
5 5 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.78%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.37%) MS Project
3 4 (2.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.20%) Internet
2 7 (4.14%) VoIP
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.73%) DB2
2 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.37%) Base SAS
3 4 (2.37%) MySQL
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (18.93%) Selenium
2 13 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.10%) JIRA
4 10 (5.92%) WebDriver
5 7 (4.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.55%) Bugzilla
6 6 (3.55%) FogBugz
7 5 (2.96%) Fiddler
8 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.78%) Ant
10 2 (1.18%) Subversion
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.18%) FishEye
10 2 (1.18%) Hudson
11 1 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
11 1 (0.59%) ERwin
11 1 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 45 (26.63%) Finance
2 26 (15.38%) Banking
3 23 (13.61%) Retail
4 7 (4.14%) Games
5 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Analyst
2 32 (18.93%) QA Engineer
3 16 (9.47%) Tester
4 15 (8.88%) Test Manager
5 14 (8.28%) PMO Analyst
6 13 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
7 12 (7.10%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Developer
8 9 (5.33%) QA Tester
9 8 (4.73%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.73%) Architect
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (3.55%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Quality Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) XML
1 17 (10.06%) .NET
2 8 (4.73%) Web Services
3 6 (3.55%) HTML
3 6 (3.55%) J2EE
3 6 (3.55%) Middleware
3 6 (3.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.37%) ISPF
5 4 (2.37%) CGI
5 4 (2.37%) SVG
5 4 (2.37%) CSS
5 4 (2.37%) JSP
5 4 (2.37%) Servlets
5 4 (2.37%) SOAP
5 4 (2.37%) HTML5
5 4 (2.37%) Backbone.js
5 4 (2.37%) D3.js
5 4 (2.37%) Sass
5 4 (2.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.73%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.14%) Replication
4 7 (4.14%) Clustering
5 6 (3.55%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.37%) VSAM
7 4 (2.37%) Telematics
7 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.18%) Economics
9 2 (1.18%) Statistics
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.59%) EPoS
10 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.59%) GIS
10 1 (0.59%) Informatics
10 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.26%) UNIX
2 32 (18.93%) Windows
3 20 (11.83%) Linux
4 10 (5.92%) Windows 7
4 10 (5.92%) Mac OS X
5 8 (4.73%) AIX
6 5 (2.96%) Debian
7 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.37%) zOS
8 3 (1.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.75%) Automated Testing
3 27 (15.98%) Change Management
4 25 (14.79%) Scrum
5 21 (12.43%) Project Management
6 19 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.47%) Test Scripting
7 16 (9.47%) Change Control
8 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.28%) Risk Management
9 14 (8.28%) Regression Testing
9 14 (8.28%) Test Strategy
10 12 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (7.10%) Performance Management
11 11 (6.51%) Software Testing
11 11 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.51%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.92%) Automation Testing
12 10 (5.92%) Six Sigma
12 10 (5.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.89%) SQL
2 26 (15.38%) Java
3 22 (13.02%) Perl
4 20 (11.83%) Python
5 18 (10.65%) C#
6 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.14%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.14%) C++
8 6 (3.55%) C
9 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.37%) Ruby
10 4 (2.37%) SAS Macro
10 4 (2.37%) COBOL
10 4 (2.37%) PHP
10 4 (2.37%) JCL
10 4 (2.37%) Assembly Language
10 4 (2.37%) REXX
11 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.59%) VBScript
12 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (16.57%) Degree
2 12 (7.10%) ISEB
3 11 (6.51%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.18%) PhD
6 1 (0.59%) CISA
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) Puppet
2 5 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.37%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Oracle
2 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.10%) IBM
4 5 (2.96%) VMware
5 3 (1.78%) HP
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Dell
7 1 (0.59%) Pega
7 1 (0.59%) Saba
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