The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 124 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 7 23 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.78% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.81% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 28
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.87% -

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
2166 2827 2899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.97% 95.57% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1382 1858 1920
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,925 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +16 4 £40,000 -
Edinburgh +6 3 £42,500 +25.00%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (61.29%) Java
3 18 (58.06%) Finance
3 18 (58.06%) Selenium
4 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
6 12 (38.71%) Scrum
7 11 (35.48%) SQL
7 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
7 11 (35.48%) Degree
8 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
8 10 (32.26%) SDLC
9 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
9 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
10 7 (22.58%) Games
10 7 (22.58%) C#
10 7 (22.58%) Retail
11 6 (19.35%) Python
11 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
11 6 (19.35%) Robot Framework
12 5 (16.13%) MSTest
12 5 (16.13%) User Stories
12 5 (16.13%) .NET
12 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 5 (16.13%) OOP
12 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (12.90%) Jenkins

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Robot Framework
2 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 5 (16.13%) MSTest
4 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) NUnit
5 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.68%) Subversion
5 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.45%) Ant
6 2 (6.45%) FitNesse
6 2 (6.45%) JBehave
6 2 (6.45%) RSpec
7 1 (3.23%) Buildbot
7 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
7 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Games
2 7 (22.58%) Retail
2 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Django
3 1 (3.23%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (9.68%) EMV
2 3 (9.68%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Wiki
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Test Automation
3 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
5 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
5 10 (32.26%) SDLC
6 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.13%) OOP
7 5 (16.13%) User Stories
8 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.68%) OO
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) TDD
10 2 (6.45%) Use Case
10 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) Python
5 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle