The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 144 131 155
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 17 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 1.03% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.08% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 13
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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
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 Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -15 13 £40,000 -11.11%
Edinburgh -10 3 £33,250 -26.11%
West Lothian - 1 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (76.47%) Degree
3 24 (70.59%) Python
4 20 (58.82%) Scrum
4 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (55.88%) Selenium
6 17 (50.00%) Finance
7 16 (47.06%) Java
7 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
7 16 (47.06%) SDLC
8 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
9 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
10 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
10 13 (38.24%) SQL
10 13 (38.24%) Ant
10 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (38.24%) Banking
10 13 (38.24%) Web Testing
10 13 (38.24%) Puppet
10 13 (38.24%) QA Automation
10 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
10 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (29.41%) Linux
12 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
12 9 (26.47%) User Stories
13 5 (14.71%) C#
14 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
14 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
15 3 (8.82%) ISTQB

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Selenium
2 13 (38.24%) Ant
2 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.82%) JUnit
3 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
2 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (58.82%) Scrum
2 16 (47.06%) SDLC
2 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
4 14 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (38.24%) QA Automation
5 13 (38.24%) Web Testing
6 9 (26.47%) User Stories
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.82%) API Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Microservices
10 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Open Source
10 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Python
2 16 (47.06%) Java
3 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
5 5 (14.71%) C#
6 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.88%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) Tcl
8 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (38.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle