The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 67 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 118 110 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.91% 3.53% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.82% 41.20% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 68 38 58
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £21,790 £27,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
312 267 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.70% 8.57% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 200 142 140
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,650 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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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

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Scotland

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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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 58 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Glasgow -10 38 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Fife - 9 £29,000 -
Aberdeen +6 6 £47,500 +5.55%
Dundee +1 2 £31,000 +29.16% 2
Stirling - 2 £45,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 63 (25.61%) SQL
2 62 (25.20%) C#
3 58 (23.58%) Windows
4 57 (23.17%) Java
4 57 (23.17%) Finance
5 50 (20.33%) .NET
6 48 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (18.29%) Scrum
8 42 (17.07%) Selenium
9 41 (16.67%) Degree
10 35 (14.23%) SQL Server
11 34 (13.82%) Automated Testing
12 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
13 31 (12.60%) JavaScript
14 30 (12.20%) XML
15 29 (11.79%) C++
16 28 (11.38%) Workflow
17 23 (9.35%) Project Management
17 23 (9.35%) Visual Studio
17 23 (9.35%) Banking
18 22 (8.94%) HTML
18 22 (8.94%) OO
18 22 (8.94%) MS Excel
19 21 (8.54%) Python
19 21 (8.54%) ISTQB
19 21 (8.54%) Test Scripting
19 21 (8.54%) Jenkins
20 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
20 20 (8.13%) Performance Testing
20 20 (8.13%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.66%) IIS
3 5 (2.03%) Node.js
4 4 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.63%) SAS
5 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Documentum
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.41%) Drupal
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.22%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.85%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.47%) Intranet
3 3 (1.22%) Internet
4 2 (0.81%) FTP
4 2 (0.81%) SNMP
4 2 (0.81%) ATM
5 1 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.72%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.63%) Base SAS
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) DataStage
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (17.07%) Selenium
2 23 (9.35%) Visual Studio
3 21 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.32%) JIRA
5 15 (6.10%) Hudson
5 15 (6.10%) Subversion
6 14 (5.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (5.69%) FishEye
7 10 (4.07%) WebDriver
8 9 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (3.25%) FitNesse
9 8 (3.25%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.25%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.44%) TestComplete
11 5 (2.03%) Maven
12 4 (1.63%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.63%) Mocha
12 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 23 (9.35%) Banking
3 10 (4.07%) Law
4 6 (2.44%) Advertising
5 4 (1.63%) Marketing
5 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Front Office
6 3 (1.22%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (28.86%) Analyst
2 36 (14.63%) Test Analyst
3 33 (13.41%) QA Engineer
4 28 (11.38%) Software Engineer
4 28 (11.38%) Developer
5 24 (9.76%) Tester
6 23 (9.35%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (7.32%) Test Manager
8 17 (6.91%) QA Analyst
9 13 (5.28%) Programmer
10 12 (4.88%) QA Tester
11 10 (4.07%) Automation Analyst
11 10 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (3.66%) Senior Programmer
12 9 (3.66%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 9 (3.66%) Analyst Programmer
13 8 (3.25%) Coordinator
13 8 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.25%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.33%) .NET
2 30 (12.20%) XML
3 22 (8.94%) HTML
4 20 (8.13%) CSS
5 17 (6.91%) ASP.NET
6 16 (6.50%) Ajax
7 15 (6.10%) .NET Framework
8 12 (4.88%) Web Services
9 11 (4.47%) WCF
10 10 (4.07%) LINQ
10 10 (4.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (4.07%) J2EE
10 10 (4.07%) DHTML
10 10 (4.07%) XSL
11 9 (3.66%) jQuery
11 9 (3.66%) WF
12 6 (2.44%) HTML5
12 6 (2.44%) Middleware
13 5 (2.03%) JMS
13 5 (2.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.69%) Client/Server
3 11 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.47%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.66%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.44%) Equities
6 5 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.03%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.63%) Blog
7 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.22%) Informatics
9 2 (0.81%) Derivative
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) AS400
10 1 (0.41%) iSeries
10 1 (0.41%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.58%) Windows
2 14 (5.69%) UNIX
3 11 (4.47%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.07%) Mac OS X
5 9 (3.66%) Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Debian
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.29%) Scrum
3 34 (13.82%) Automated Testing
4 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
5 28 (11.38%) Workflow
6 23 (9.35%) Project Management
7 22 (8.94%) OO
8 21 (8.54%) Test Scripting
9 20 (8.13%) Performance Testing
9 20 (8.13%) Waterfall
9 20 (8.13%) Test Strategy
10 18 (7.32%) Change Control
10 18 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 18 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 18 (7.32%) UML
10 18 (7.32%) SOA
10 18 (7.32%) Software Testing
11 17 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (6.50%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.10%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.61%) SQL
2 62 (25.20%) C#
3 57 (23.17%) Java
4 31 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 29 (11.79%) C++
6 21 (8.54%) Python
7 17 (6.91%) C
8 15 (6.10%) VBScript
9 6 (2.44%) Scala
10 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.63%) SAS Macro
11 4 (1.63%) Delphi
11 4 (1.63%) Perl
11 4 (1.63%) ECMAScript
12 3 (1.22%) VB
12 3 (1.22%) Ruby
13 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.81%) VBA
13 2 (0.81%) PHP
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (16.67%) Degree
2 21 (8.54%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.10%) ISEB
4 8 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.25%) BC Cleared
4 8 (3.25%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.25%) CISSP
4 8 (3.25%) CISA
4 8 (3.25%) CISM
5 1 (0.41%) CCNP
5 1 (0.41%) CCNA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.25%) BS25999
1 8 (3.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 8 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.25%) COBIT
2 2 (0.81%) TickIT
2 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.07%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Netcool
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (6.10%) Oracle
2 14 (5.69%) Citrix
2 14 (5.69%) Atlassian
3 13 (5.28%) VMware
3 13 (5.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.47%) HP
5 3 (1.22%) IBM
5 3 (1.22%) JBoss
5 3 (1.22%) Telerik
6 2 (0.81%) Planview
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.41%) Sybase
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) Pega
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