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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 150 163 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.097% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -1.53%
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
2924 3149 2838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.11% 95.42% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1920 2033 1970
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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
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 27 January 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 - 2 £38,000 -
Edinburgh +1 1 £27,500 -15.38%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Web Design
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Ruby
7 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 2 (18.18%) EPoS
7 2 (18.18%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) VMware