The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Fife 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 12 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 6.67% 15.15% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 100.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Average salary £31,250 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.75% -
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 Fife region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 10.00% 15.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Average salary £31,250 £48,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.56% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

QA
Salary Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Fife region.

QA Salary Trend in Fife

QA
Salary Histogram in Fife

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Fife region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Fife

QA
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Fife region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -5 3 £27,500 -5.17%
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Fife 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Product Management
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Fife 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.

General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree