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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 16.67% 2.38% 11.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 50.00% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £27,500 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £44,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
12 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 25.00% 4.76% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 4
Median salary £28,250 £27,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.72% -14.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £25,100 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,150 £27,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Smartcard
2 5 (41.67%) EMV
3 4 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) QMS
5 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (16.67%) Confluence
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) Contactless
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 7816

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) EMV
1 5 (41.67%) Smartcard
2 4 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Contactless
4 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QMS
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 8583
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 7816
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft