The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 164 158 155
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.062% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.065% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3427 3089 2887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.83% 95.43% 92.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2223 2030 2015
Average salary £40,000 £40,799 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.95% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
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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 1 August 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 -12 2 £31,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Dundee - 1 £22,500 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) FogBugz
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Perl

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) FogBugz
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Product Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) VMware