The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 11.32% - 16.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.55% - 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Median salary £23,750 - £29,000
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 - £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 - £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
11 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 20.75% - 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 7
Median salary £37,500 - £31,000
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 - £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

The demand trend of job ads across the Fife region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Fife

QA
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Fife region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline - 2 £32,500 -
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Fife region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
2 4 (40.00%) EMV
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Contactless
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISO 8583
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) ATM
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) EMV
1 4 (40.00%) Smartcard
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (20.00%) Contactless
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) QMS
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 8583
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 7816
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft