The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 63 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.41% 4.51% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.62% 52.07% 63.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19 38 33
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £51,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Glasgow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
81 121 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.74% 8.67% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 46 78 53
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,600 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

QA
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

QA Salary Trend in Glasgow

QA
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Glasgow

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 56 (56.57%) Finance
2 37 (37.37%) SQL
3 29 (29.29%) Banking
4 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (21.21%) SQL Server
6 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 18 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 17 (17.17%) Degree
7 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
8 16 (16.16%) ETL
8 16 (16.16%) SDLC
9 15 (15.15%) T-SQL
9 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
9 15 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (15.15%) Test Management
10 14 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (14.14%) TDD
11 13 (13.13%) UNIX
11 13 (13.13%) HP UFT
12 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
12 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
12 12 (12.12%) Oracle
12 12 (12.12%) Java
12 12 (12.12%) .NET
12 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
12 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.11%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.03%) Apache
2 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.01%) Drupal
4 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) GSM
1 6 (6.06%) UMTS
1 6 (6.06%) 3G
1 6 (6.06%) Wireless
1 6 (6.06%) 2G
1 6 (6.06%) WiMAX
1 6 (6.06%) RNC
1 6 (6.06%) LTE
1 6 (6.06%) 4G
1 6 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (11.11%) DTS
3 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (3.03%) Big Data
5 3 (3.03%) Spotfire
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.03%) Data Mart
5 3 (3.03%) VLDB
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) HP UFT
2 11 (11.11%) Selenium
3 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.06%) LoadRunner
4 6 (6.06%) Ant
5 3 (3.03%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.03%) JIRA
5 3 (3.03%) Hudson
6 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.02%) JUnit
6 2 (2.02%) MorphX
7 1 (1.01%) TestNG
7 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (56.57%) Finance
2 29 (29.29%) Banking
3 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.06%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.04%) Games
5 4 (4.04%) Marketing
6 3 (3.03%) Retail
7 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.01%) Billing
8 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Developer
2 16 (16.16%) Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) QA Engineer
4 12 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 10 (10.10%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) RAN Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Tester
9 4 (4.04%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Test Leader
9 4 (4.04%) Test Programme Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (4.04%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
1 12 (12.12%) .NET
2 10 (10.10%) Web Services
3 9 (9.09%) JMS
3 9 (9.09%) FIXML
3 9 (9.09%) HTML
4 8 (8.08%) CSS
5 7 (7.07%) HTML5
6 6 (6.06%) Sass
6 6 (6.06%) LESS
6 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.06%) RESTful
7 3 (3.03%) J2EE
7 3 (3.03%) JSP
7 3 (3.03%) Servlets
8 2 (2.02%) WPF
9 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) PMI
3 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.01%) iPad
5 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) UNIX
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.16%) ETL
4 16 (16.16%) SDLC
5 15 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (15.15%) Test Management
6 14 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (14.14%) TDD
7 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.11%) Scrum
9 10 (10.10%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (10.10%) Project Management
9 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.09%) User Stories
11 7 (7.07%) Manual Testing
11 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) SQL
2 15 (15.15%) T-SQL
2 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.12%) Java
4 11 (11.11%) C#
5 10 (10.10%) VBA
6 7 (7.07%) Python
7 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.02%) X++
9 1 (1.01%) LotusScript
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Degree
2 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.07%) ISEB
4 6 (6.06%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.06%) CSQA
5 3 (3.03%) CISA
6 1 (1.01%) CISM
6 1 (1.01%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (5.05%) TickIT
2 5 (5.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Puppet
1 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.03%) Control-M
2 3 (3.03%) Foglight
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Oracle
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.09%) HP
3 6 (6.06%) Nortel
3 6 (6.06%) Ericsson
3 6 (6.06%) Nokia
3 6 (6.06%) Perforce
4 3 (3.03%) IBM
4 3 (3.03%) Informatica
4 3 (3.03%) Sybase
4 3 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (2.02%) Siebel
6 1 (1.01%) Lotus
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