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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 141 144 155
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 30 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.42% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.44% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 1
Average salary £30,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
QA Engineer
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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
3461 2926 3004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.40% 94.60% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 1929 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Edinburgh +2 20 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Glasgow +5 8 £29,250 -22.00%
Fife - 2 - -
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QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) Python
4 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
4 17 (38.64%) Selenium
5 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Scrum
6 13 (29.55%) Java
7 12 (27.27%) UNIX
7 12 (27.27%) Degree
7 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (22.73%) Perl
9 10 (22.73%) C++
9 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
10 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
10 9 (20.45%) SQL
10 9 (20.45%) Linux
10 9 (20.45%) Finance
11 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (18.18%) Windows
11 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (18.18%) Mac OS X
11 8 (18.18%) Puppet
11 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
12 7 (15.91%) JMS
12 7 (15.91%) VBA
12 7 (15.91%) WebLogic

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (15.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
3 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.09%) Ant
5 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) JMS
1 7 (15.91%) FIXML
2 6 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) UNIX
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Product Management
10 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Information Security
12 3 (6.82%) TDD
12 3 (6.82%) Validation
12 3 (6.82%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
13 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Python
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 10 (22.73%) Perl
3 10 (22.73%) C++
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 7 (15.91%) PHP
5 7 (15.91%) VBA
6 5 (11.36%) C
6 5 (11.36%) C#
7 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.27%) VBScript
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Dell
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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