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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 128 159 146
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 24 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 3
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
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
2758 3633 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.40% 94.83% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2378 1810
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 £27,150 £27,000
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 22 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 22 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 +22 15 £24,000 -40.00%
Glasgow +13 9 £45,000 +20.00%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (58.49%) Scrum
4 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
5 26 (49.06%) Regression Testing
6 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
7 24 (45.28%) TDD
8 22 (41.51%) Python
9 21 (39.62%) Java
9 21 (39.62%) Black-Box Testing
10 20 (37.74%) Finance
11 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (35.85%) Degree
11 19 (35.85%) Web Services
12 17 (32.08%) Selenium
13 13 (24.53%) HTML
14 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
14 12 (22.64%) Banking
14 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
15 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
15 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
16 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
17 9 (16.98%) Puppet
17 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (16.98%) Web Testing
17 9 (16.98%) Ant
18 8 (15.09%) SQL
18 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
19 7 (13.21%) Apple iOS

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 7 (13.21%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.98%) Ant
4 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (11.32%) JUnit
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) Web Services
2 13 (24.53%) HTML
3 7 (13.21%) FIXML
3 7 (13.21%) JMS
3 7 (13.21%) Ajax
3 7 (13.21%) CSS
4 5 (9.43%) XML
4 5 (9.43%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) .NET
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Xbox
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Apple iOS
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
1 7 (13.21%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) Scrum
3 26 (49.06%) Regression Testing
4 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
5 24 (45.28%) TDD
6 21 (39.62%) Black-Box Testing
7 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.98%) Web Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Test Planning
11 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (1.89%) Validation
12 1 (1.89%) ETL
12 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
12 1 (1.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 22 (41.51%) Python
3 21 (39.62%) Java
4 8 (15.09%) SQL
5 7 (13.21%) VBA
6 4 (7.55%) XPath
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Puppet
1 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.89%) Teradata
1 1 (1.89%) Informatica
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft