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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 126 155 146
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 28 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.89% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 3
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,000 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +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
2947 3802 2995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.94% 94.72% 94.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1863 2487 1777
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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
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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 +27 19 £30,750 -23.12% 3
Glasgow +17 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 60 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (56.67%) Scrum
4 31 (51.67%) JavaScript
5 29 (48.33%) Regression Testing
6 28 (46.67%) Test Scripting
7 27 (45.00%) TDD
8 25 (41.67%) Java
8 25 (41.67%) Python
8 25 (41.67%) Black-Box Testing
9 22 (36.67%) Web Services
9 22 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (36.67%) Degree
10 21 (35.00%) Finance
11 17 (28.33%) Selenium
12 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
12 15 (25.00%) Banking
13 13 (21.67%) HTML
14 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
14 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
14 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 9 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (15.00%) Puppet
16 9 (15.00%) Web Testing
16 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
16 9 (15.00%) Ant
17 7 (11.67%) CSS
17 7 (11.67%) SQL
17 7 (11.67%) Android

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Selenium
2 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.00%) Ant
4 6 (10.00%) JUnit
4 6 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) Web Services
2 13 (21.67%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) Ajax
4 5 (8.33%) FIXML
4 5 (8.33%) JMS
4 5 (8.33%) XML
4 5 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) .NET
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Xbox
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Android
1 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (56.67%) Scrum
3 29 (48.33%) Regression Testing
4 28 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 27 (45.00%) TDD
6 25 (41.67%) Black-Box Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.00%) Web Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 4 (6.67%) Validation
10 3 (5.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (5.00%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) JavaScript
2 25 (41.67%) Java
2 25 (41.67%) Python
3 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) VBA
5 4 (6.67%) XPath
6 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.33%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) Informatica
2 1 (1.67%) Teradata
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