The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 36 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 121 192 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.22% 6.12% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.01% 46.27% 45.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62 136 68
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £55,000 £48,950
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
QA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
288 415 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.05% 13.22% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 161 285 202
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +12.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,889 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £62,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

QA Salary Trend in Scotland

QA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 66 £38,750 +2.64% 1
Edinburgh -29 45 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Stirling +10 4 £75,000 +100.00%
Fife - 4 £27,500 -
West Lothian -2 1 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Midlothian - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for QA.

1 85 (41.06%) Finance
2 82 (39.61%) SQL
3 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (31.40%) Degree
5 47 (22.71%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (22.22%) Banking
7 42 (20.29%) Oracle
7 42 (20.29%) SDLC
8 39 (18.84%) Java
9 37 (17.87%) Linux
9 37 (17.87%) Project Management
10 33 (15.94%) .NET
10 33 (15.94%) Selenium
11 32 (15.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (14.01%) Unix
13 27 (13.04%) Python
13 27 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 27 (13.04%) Computer Science
14 26 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (12.08%) C#
15 25 (12.08%) PRINCE2
16 24 (11.59%) Scrum
16 24 (11.59%) JIRA
16 24 (11.59%) Coaching
17 22 (10.63%) Mentoring
17 22 (10.63%) ISTQB
18 21 (10.14%) ISEB
18 21 (10.14%) Git (software)
19 20 (9.66%) Derivative
19 20 (9.66%) Software Testing

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.76%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.28%) CMS
3 8 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.90%) Confluence
4 6 (2.90%) IIS
4 6 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (2.90%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.42%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.48%) Drupal
6 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.42%) ATM
1 5 (2.42%) LAN
1 5 (2.42%) WAN
2 1 (0.48%) Firewall
2 1 (0.48%) Network Security
2 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.38%) MS Access
6 6 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.90%) MySQL
6 6 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.42%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.42%) Informix
7 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.42%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (15.94%) Selenium
2 24 (11.59%) JIRA
3 21 (10.14%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.21%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.31%) Subversion
7 7 (3.38%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.90%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.90%) Redmine
8 6 (2.90%) Robot Framework
8 6 (2.90%) TortoiseSVN
9 5 (2.42%) FogBugz
9 5 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.93%) JUnit
10 4 (1.93%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.45%) HP UFT
11 3 (1.45%) JBehave
11 3 (1.45%) Maven
12 2 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 85 (41.06%) Finance
2 46 (22.22%) Banking
3 11 (5.31%) Retail
4 10 (4.83%) Legal
4 10 (4.83%) Marketing
5 8 (3.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.90%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.90%) Games
7 3 (1.45%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (21.74%) Analyst
2 21 (10.14%) Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Tester
4 15 (7.25%) QA Engineer
5 13 (6.28%) Test Analyst
6 12 (5.80%) Automation Tester
7 11 (5.31%) QA Tester
7 11 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.35%) Architect
9 9 (4.35%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (3.86%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) QA Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.38%) Service Manager
12 6 (2.90%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.90%) QA Manager
12 6 (2.90%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (2.90%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.94%) .NET
2 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (3.38%) HTML
3 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.90%) CSS
3 6 (2.90%) Java EE
3 6 (2.90%) Node.js
3 6 (2.90%) Razor View Engine
3 6 (2.90%) SOAP
4 5 (2.42%) EJB
4 5 (2.42%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (2.42%) JAX-WS
4 5 (2.42%) JDBC
4 5 (2.42%) JMS
4 5 (2.42%) Web Services
5 4 (1.93%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (1.93%) PhoneGap
5 4 (1.93%) RESTful
6 3 (1.45%) HTML5
6 3 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.71%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.66%) Derivative
4 11 (5.31%) User Experience
5 8 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.38%) Statistics
7 6 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.90%) PMI
7 6 (2.90%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.42%) Contactless
8 5 (2.42%) EMV
8 5 (2.42%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.93%) Biometrics
9 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.93%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.93%) iPad
10 3 (1.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.87%) Linux
2 29 (14.01%) Unix
3 17 (8.21%) Windows
4 15 (7.25%) Android
5 10 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.90%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.42%) AIX
8 4 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.29%) SDLC
3 37 (17.87%) Project Management
4 32 (15.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (12.08%) PRINCE2
7 24 (11.59%) Coaching
7 24 (11.59%) Scrum
8 22 (10.63%) Mentoring
9 20 (9.66%) Software Testing
10 19 (9.18%) Automated Testing
10 19 (9.18%) Automation Testing
10 19 (9.18%) Change Management
11 18 (8.70%) Regression Testing
12 17 (8.21%) Data Management
12 17 (8.21%) Migration
13 16 (7.73%) Change Control
13 16 (7.73%) Data Analysis
13 16 (7.73%) ITIL
13 16 (7.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (39.61%) SQL
2 39 (18.84%) Java
3 27 (13.04%) Python
4 25 (12.08%) C#
5 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.76%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 10 (4.83%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.90%) Ruby
9 5 (2.42%) VBA
10 2 (0.97%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (31.40%) Degree
2 22 (10.63%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.14%) ISEB
4 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.42%) APMP
6 4 (1.93%) CAPM
6 4 (1.93%) HND
6 4 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.97%) PMP
9 1 (0.48%) CCNA
9 1 (0.48%) CCNP
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CISSP
9 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) SLA
2 7 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.90%) COBIT
4 5 (2.42%) ISO 8583
4 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 3 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.97%) P3O
7 1 (0.48%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.42%) XenApp
1 5 (2.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.45%) Control-M
1 3 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (20.29%) Oracle
2 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.31%) IBM
4 10 (4.83%) Cognizant
5 7 (3.38%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (2.90%) HP
6 6 (2.90%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.42%) Citrix
7 5 (2.42%) SAP
7 5 (2.42%) VMware
8 3 (1.45%) Informatica
8 3 (1.45%) Sun
8 3 (1.45%) Sybase
8 3 (1.45%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.48%) Adobe
9 1 (0.48%) Apple
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin
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