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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 150 147 158
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 12 29 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.79% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.83% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 5
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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
2967 3487 3106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.71% 94.81% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1911 2276 2048
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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
Glasgow +11 7 - - 1
Edinburgh -12 4 £26,500 -24.28% 2
Dundee - 1 £27,500 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
4 20 (50.00%) Finance
5 19 (47.50%) Scrum
5 19 (47.50%) Selenium
6 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 16 (40.00%) SDLC
7 15 (37.50%) Automated Testing
7 15 (37.50%) Degree
7 15 (37.50%) TDD
7 15 (37.50%) Python
7 15 (37.50%) Regression Testing
8 14 (35.00%) Java
8 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (32.50%) Jenkins
9 13 (32.50%) Black-Box Testing
10 12 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (30.00%) Puppet
10 12 (30.00%) Web Testing
10 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 12 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (30.00%) SQL
10 12 (30.00%) Ant
10 12 (30.00%) Web Services
11 11 (27.50%) HTML
11 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Banking
11 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
12 10 (25.00%) UNIX

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (22.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Selenium
2 13 (32.50%) Jenkins
3 12 (30.00%) Ant
4 10 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.00%) JUnit
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) Hudson
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) Ranorex
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
2 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 11 (27.50%) HTML
3 9 (22.50%) JMS
3 9 (22.50%) FIXML
4 7 (17.50%) Ajax
4 7 (17.50%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) HTML5
5 4 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) .NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Xbox
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) UNIX
2 7 (17.50%) Android
2 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Scrum
3 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (40.00%) SDLC
4 15 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 15 (37.50%) TDD
4 15 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (32.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (30.00%) Web Testing
8 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Agile Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.50%) ETL
10 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 15 (37.50%) Python
3 14 (35.00%) Java
4 12 (30.00%) SQL
5 9 (22.50%) VBA
6 3 (7.50%) XPath
7 2 (5.00%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Puppet
1 12 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Informatica
2 1 (2.50%) VMware
2 1 (2.50%) Teradata
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