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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 18.52% 5.13% 17.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 40.00% 84.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 11
Median salary £29,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 22.22% 12.82% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 12
Median salary £33,250 £27,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.90% -21.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,100 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%

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
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 6 December 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 - 4 £32,500 -
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 10 (90.91%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) EMV
2 6 (54.55%) Chip and PIN
2 6 (54.55%) Smartcard
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (9.09%) Confluence
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) QMS
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (9.09%) Physics
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (9.09%) MS Office
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) Regression 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 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) QA Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Software QA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Chip and PIN
1 6 (54.55%) EMV
1 6 (54.55%) Smartcard
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) QMS
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft