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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 43 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 123 168 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.37% 5.43% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.46% 43.52% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 66 120 67
Median salary £35,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.41% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,400 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
304 386 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.80% 12.48% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 175 262 220
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £24,908 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,850
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 65 £44,375 +4.41% 6
Edinburgh -27 38 £35,000 -14.11% 6
Fife - 5 £27,500 -
Stirling -4 3 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Midlothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 82 (42.05%) Finance
2 74 (37.95%) SQL
3 66 (33.85%) Degree
4 61 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (22.05%) Oracle
7 41 (21.03%) SDLC
8 38 (19.49%) Project Management
8 38 (19.49%) Banking
9 36 (18.46%) Java
10 32 (16.41%) Linux
11 30 (15.38%) .NET
12 29 (14.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (13.85%) Selenium
14 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
14 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
14 26 (13.33%) Unix
15 25 (12.82%) PRINCE2
15 25 (12.82%) Scrum
16 24 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (11.28%) Automated Testing
17 22 (11.28%) Python
18 21 (10.77%) JIRA
18 21 (10.77%) Mentoring
18 21 (10.77%) Coaching
19 20 (10.26%) C#
20 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
20 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
20 19 (9.74%) Data Analysis
20 19 (9.74%) ISTQB

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 11 (5.64%) CMS
2 10 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.59%) IIS
4 6 (3.08%) Confluence
4 6 (3.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.08%) Umbraco
4 6 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.54%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.03%) Node.js
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.56%) ATM
2 2 (1.03%) LAN
2 2 (1.03%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
3 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.08%) MySQL
5 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.56%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.56%) MS Access
7 4 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.05%) Star Schema
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.54%) Informix
8 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (13.85%) Selenium
2 21 (10.77%) JIRA
3 15 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.62%) Subversion
6 7 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.08%) Redmine
7 6 (3.08%) TortoiseSVN
8 5 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.05%) JUnit
9 4 (2.05%) Robot Framework
9 4 (2.05%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.54%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.03%) FogBugz
11 2 (1.03%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.03%) JBehave
11 2 (1.03%) Maven
11 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (42.05%) Finance
2 38 (19.49%) Banking
3 11 (5.64%) Legal
4 10 (5.13%) Retail
5 9 (4.62%) Marketing
6 7 (3.59%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.08%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.56%) Spanish Language
9 4 (2.05%) Games
10 3 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.51%) Front Office
12 1 (0.51%) Law
12 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Analyst
2 19 (9.74%) QA Engineer
3 16 (8.21%) Developer
3 16 (8.21%) Tester
4 12 (6.15%) Test Analyst
5 11 (5.64%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (5.13%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) Architect
7 9 (4.62%) QA Tester
7 9 (4.62%) Test Manager
8 8 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.59%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.59%) QA Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Architect
9 7 (3.59%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.59%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.08%) QA Manager
10 6 (3.08%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.38%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (3.59%) HTML
3 6 (3.08%) CSS
3 6 (3.08%) Java EE
3 6 (3.08%) Razor View Engine
3 6 (3.08%) Web Services
3 6 (3.08%) XML
4 5 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.05%) SOAP
6 3 (1.54%) EJB
6 3 (1.54%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (1.54%) HTML5
6 3 (1.54%) JAX-WS
6 3 (1.54%) JDBC
6 3 (1.54%) JMS
6 3 (1.54%) JSON
6 3 (1.54%) LINQ
6 3 (1.54%) REST
7 2 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.21%) Derivative
4 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.62%) User Experience
6 7 (3.59%) Statistics
7 6 (3.08%) PMI
8 5 (2.56%) Contactless
8 5 (2.56%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.56%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.56%) EMV
8 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.56%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.05%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.05%) iPad
9 4 (2.05%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.54%) Biotechnology
10 3 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.41%) Linux
2 26 (13.33%) Unix
3 9 (4.62%) Windows
4 8 (4.10%) Android
5 6 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.54%) AIX
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.03%) SDLC
3 38 (19.49%) Project Management
4 29 (14.87%) Continuous Improvement
5 25 (12.82%) PRINCE2
5 25 (12.82%) Scrum
6 24 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (11.28%) Automated Testing
8 21 (10.77%) Coaching
8 21 (10.77%) Mentoring
9 19 (9.74%) Change Management
9 19 (9.74%) Data Analysis
9 19 (9.74%) Migration
10 17 (8.72%) Software Testing
11 16 (8.21%) Manual Testing
11 16 (8.21%) Process Improvement
11 16 (8.21%) Software Engineering
12 15 (7.69%) ITIL
12 15 (7.69%) QA Automation
13 14 (7.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (37.95%) SQL
2 36 (18.46%) Java
3 22 (11.28%) Python
4 20 (10.26%) C#
5 12 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.64%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.62%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.54%) VBA
10 2 (1.03%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) C
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (33.85%) Degree
2 19 (9.74%) ISTQB
3 18 (9.23%) ISEB
4 6 (3.08%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.05%) APMP
5 4 (2.05%) CAPM
5 4 (2.05%) HND
5 4 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.54%) MBA
7 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.03%) PMP
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) SLA
2 6 (3.08%) COBIT
3 5 (2.56%) ISO 8583
3 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 4 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.03%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.03%) XenApp
1 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.54%) Control-M
1 3 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (22.05%) Oracle
2 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.13%) IBM
4 8 (4.10%) Cognizant
5 7 (3.59%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (3.08%) HP
6 6 (3.08%) SAP
6 6 (3.08%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.05%) Informatica
7 4 (2.05%) Sybase
8 3 (1.54%) Charles River
8 3 (1.54%) Sun
9 2 (1.03%) Citrix
9 2 (1.03%) Terracotta
9 2 (1.03%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco
10 1 (0.51%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.51%) Teradata
10 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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