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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 129 144 159
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 32 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.36% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.38% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 1
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
3487 2925 2990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.78% 94.60% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2236 1923 2073
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 27 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Edinburgh +4 20 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Glasgow +3 10 £29,250 -22.00% 1
Fife - 2 - -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 48 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (45.83%) Python
3 21 (43.75%) Selenium
4 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (29.17%) Java
8 13 (27.08%) Degree
9 12 (25.00%) UNIX
9 12 (25.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.92%) Mac OS X
10 11 (22.92%) C++
10 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
10 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
10 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.83%) SQL
12 9 (18.75%) Perl
12 9 (18.75%) Linux
12 9 (18.75%) Finance
12 9 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
13 8 (16.67%) Puppet
13 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
14 7 (14.58%) FIXML
14 7 (14.58%) JMS
14 7 (14.58%) PHP
14 7 (14.58%) VBA

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
3 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.33%) Ant
5 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) Hudson
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
1 7 (14.58%) JMS
1 7 (14.58%) FIXML
2 3 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) UNIX
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Mac OS X
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Scrum
3 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
4 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Product Management
5 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Automation Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Web Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (6.25%) Validation
8 3 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Python
2 14 (29.17%) Java
3 11 (22.92%) C++
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) Perl
6 7 (14.58%) PHP
6 7 (14.58%) VBA
7 6 (12.50%) C#
8 5 (10.42%) C
9 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
10 2 (4.17%) VBScript
11 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Dell
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Telerik
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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