The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 169 153 157
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
QA Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3452 2903 3044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.41% 94.56% 94.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2194 1898 2078
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,795
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Scotland

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA Analyst
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 4 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -13 2 £25,500 -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (15.38%) FIXML
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) VBScript
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) Front Office
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) FIXML
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Derivative
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft