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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 81 67 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.12% 4.26% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.32% 48.55% 50.62%
Number of salaries quoted 63 36 13
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
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
187 138 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.12% 8.77% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135 80 43
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £69,900 £58,200
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 26 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.74%) SDLC
3 50 (29.76%) Finance
4 44 (26.19%) Banking
5 36 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 36 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (19.64%) Java
7 32 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 30 (17.86%) Degree
9 28 (16.67%) HTML
10 27 (16.07%) Automated Testing
11 26 (15.48%) Project Management
12 24 (14.29%) Scrum
12 24 (14.29%) Web Services
12 24 (14.29%) Python
13 22 (13.10%) Selenium
13 22 (13.10%) Coaching
14 21 (12.50%) Retail
14 21 (12.50%) Test Scripting
14 21 (12.50%) Perl
14 21 (12.50%) Change Management
15 19 (11.31%) Regression Testing
15 19 (11.31%) Test Management
15 19 (11.31%) Software Testing
16 18 (10.71%) Linux
17 17 (10.12%) TDD
18 16 (9.52%) WebSphere
18 16 (9.52%) Project Planning
18 16 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
19 15 (8.93%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 14 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.14%) Apache
4 11 (6.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 5 (2.98%) MQSeries
7 4 (2.38%) CMS
8 2 (1.19%) Drupal
8 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.19%) LAN
2 2 (1.19%) WAN
2 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.93%) Relational Database
2 14 (8.33%) MySQL
3 13 (7.74%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.55%) DB2
5 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.60%) Redis
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Selenium
2 15 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.57%) JUnit
6 5 (2.98%) Ant
7 4 (2.38%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.38%) JIRA
7 4 (2.38%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.38%) FogBugz
8 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.19%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.19%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.19%) Subversion
9 2 (1.19%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.60%) NUnit
10 1 (0.60%) Hudson
10 1 (0.60%) Redmine
10 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 50 (29.76%) Finance
2 44 (26.19%) Banking
3 21 (12.50%) Retail
4 9 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.17%) Games
6 3 (1.79%) Marketing
6 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.79%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.19%) Local Government
7 2 (1.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (18.45%) QA Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Analyst
3 21 (12.50%) Developer
4 15 (8.93%) Test Manager
5 13 (7.74%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.55%) Test Analyst
7 10 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.95%) PMO Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) Tester
9 8 (4.76%) Junior
10 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.17%) Junior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.57%) Programme Manager
12 5 (2.98%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.98%) SWIFT Specialist
13 4 (2.38%) Automation Tester
13 4 (2.38%) QA Analyst
13 4 (2.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.67%) HTML
2 24 (14.29%) Web Services
3 16 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (8.33%) SOAP
4 14 (8.33%) XML
4 14 (8.33%) CSS
5 12 (7.14%) JSP
6 11 (6.55%) Servlets
6 11 (6.55%) CGI
6 11 (6.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 10 (5.95%) .NET
8 9 (5.36%) HTML5
9 8 (4.76%) Ajax
10 3 (1.79%) jQuery
10 3 (1.79%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.79%) RESTful
10 3 (1.79%) Sass
10 3 (1.79%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.57%) User Experience
4 5 (2.98%) SWIFT
4 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.79%) Xbox
5 3 (1.79%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.79%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.19%) Physics
6 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.60%) FMCG
7 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.71%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) UNIX
2 12 (7.14%) Debian
3 10 (5.95%) Android
3 10 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.98%) Windows
5 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.74%) SDLC
3 32 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 27 (16.07%) Automated Testing
5 26 (15.48%) Project Management
6 24 (14.29%) Scrum
7 22 (13.10%) Coaching
8 21 (12.50%) Change Management
8 21 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 19 (11.31%) Test Management
9 19 (11.31%) Software Testing
9 19 (11.31%) Regression Testing
10 17 (10.12%) TDD
11 16 (9.52%) Project Planning
12 15 (8.93%) Software Engineering
12 15 (8.93%) PRINCE2
13 14 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
14 13 (7.74%) Test Strategy
14 13 (7.74%) OO
15 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 33 (19.64%) Java
3 24 (14.29%) Python
4 21 (12.50%) Perl
5 15 (8.93%) SQL
6 11 (6.55%) Ruby
7 10 (5.95%) C#
8 5 (2.98%) PHP
8 5 (2.98%) XPath
9 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.60%) Elixir
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) Erlang
10 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (17.86%) Degree
2 11 (6.55%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.95%) ISEB
4 4 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.19%) XenApp
2 2 (1.19%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.98%) Puppet
2 5 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.17%) Oracle
3 6 (3.57%) HP
4 3 (1.79%) CA
4 3 (1.79%) Informatica
4 3 (1.79%) VMware
4 3 (1.79%) Teradata
5 2 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
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