The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 162 168 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 1
Average salary £40,000 £31,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +19.23%
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £38,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +13.23%
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
2981 3536 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.51% 95.10% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1926 2328 2011
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 £27,500 £28,000
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 Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 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
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Edinburgh +7 1 £35,000 -
Dundee -1 1 £24,000 +6.66%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 6 (50.00%) System Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) Release Management
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 5 (41.67%) IIS
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) Windows
8 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) System Testing
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Release Management
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) VMware