The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 120 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 26 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.36% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.38% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 17
Median salary £36,000 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £28,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,625 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +10.71%
QA Engineer
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
2393 3179 3519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.49% 95.41% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 2049 2242
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

QA Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Edinburgh +18 12 £36,000 +20.00%
Glasgow +24 11 £37,500 - 2
Fife - 3 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (74.29%) Selenium
3 22 (62.86%) Java
4 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 18 (51.43%) Degree
6 17 (48.57%) Finance
7 16 (45.71%) Robot Framework
8 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
9 12 (34.29%) Games
9 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
9 12 (34.29%) Retail
9 12 (34.29%) SQL
9 12 (34.29%) Python
10 11 (31.43%) Scrum
10 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 10 (28.57%) SDLC
12 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
13 8 (22.86%) Linux
14 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
14 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
15 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
15 6 (17.14%) OpenEmbedded
15 6 (17.14%) Yocto
15 6 (17.14%) Buildbot
16 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
16 5 (14.29%) BDD

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.71%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) Robot Framework
3 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 4 (11.43%) FitNesse
5 4 (11.43%) JBehave
5 4 (11.43%) MSTest
5 4 (11.43%) RSpec
6 2 (5.71%) Ant
6 2 (5.71%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Games
2 12 (34.29%) Retail
2 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Buildbot
1 6 (17.14%) OpenEmbedded
1 6 (17.14%) Yocto
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
1 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
1 4 (11.43%) Wiki
2 2 (5.71%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (5.71%) EMV
2 2 (5.71%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Manual Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (31.43%) Scrum
4 10 (28.57%) SDLC
5 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
7 5 (14.29%) BDD
7 5 (14.29%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) ATDD
8 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (11.43%) UML
8 4 (11.43%) Use Case
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
9 2 (5.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) Python
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (11.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
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