The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Livingston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 13.33% - 10.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% - 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £40,000 - £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
QA
West Lothian

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 Livingston region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Livingston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 16.67% 8.89% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 7
Average salary £32,750 £36,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.65% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

QA
Salary Trend in Livingston

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

QA Salary Trend in Livingston

QA
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) System Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (40.00%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft