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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 126 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 30 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 4
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% +23.72%
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
2923 3532 2833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.05% 95.51% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1794 2315 1709
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 March 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 27 March 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 +13 20 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Glasgow +20 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Fife - 1 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 62 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (58.06%) Scrum
4 33 (53.23%) Test Scripting
5 31 (50.00%) Regression Testing
6 28 (45.16%) TDD
7 27 (43.55%) Java
7 27 (43.55%) Degree
7 27 (43.55%) Black-Box Testing
8 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
9 25 (40.32%) Python
10 22 (35.48%) Web Services
10 22 (35.48%) Finance
10 22 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (29.03%) Selenium
12 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (24.19%) Telecoms
13 15 (24.19%) Banking
14 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
15 11 (17.74%) Puppet
16 10 (16.13%) Ant
16 10 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (16.13%) Web Testing
17 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
18 8 (12.90%) ISEB
19 7 (11.29%) SQL
19 7 (11.29%) HTML
19 7 (11.29%) Automated Testing
20 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
20 6 (9.68%) JUnit

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.13%) Ant
4 6 (9.68%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.61%) Hudson
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Telecoms
2 15 (24.19%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) Web Services
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 4 (6.45%) XML
3 4 (6.45%) HTML5
4 3 (4.84%) .NET
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 2 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.61%) JMS
6 1 (1.61%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.45%) Xbox
1 4 (6.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
1 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Scrum
3 33 (53.23%) Test Scripting
4 31 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 28 (45.16%) TDD
6 27 (43.55%) Black-Box Testing
7 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Web Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
10 7 (11.29%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.06%) Validation
12 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
13 4 (6.45%) Agile Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
14 3 (4.84%) Performance Improvement
14 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 25 (40.32%) Python
4 7 (11.29%) SQL
5 3 (4.84%) XPath
5 3 (4.84%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Puppet
2 10 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) VMware
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