The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 135 164 157
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.098% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 9
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
QA Tester
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
2276 2921 3159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.67% 95.30% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1891 2070
Median salary £41,421 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Scotland region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Scotland

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 5 £36,000 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) User Stories
4 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Android
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

QA Tester 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft