The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 34 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +42
Permanent jobs citing QA 212 204 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.41% 5.54% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.40% 52.85% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 114 121 45
Average salary £37,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.87% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
363 386 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.98% 10.49% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 214 247 123
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
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

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 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA
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 28 August 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
Edinburgh +2 137 £38,500 -4.93% 14
Glasgow -5 51 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Dundee +3 12 £30,000 +22.44% 1
Stirling +8 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Argyll and Bute - 5 £30,000 -
West Lothian - 3 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen +12 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Moray - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 143 (38.24%) Finance
2 117 (31.28%) Banking
2 117 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (28.34%) SDLC
4 97 (25.94%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (24.33%) SQL
6 81 (21.66%) Degree
7 76 (20.32%) Java
8 69 (18.45%) Mentoring
9 64 (17.11%) Web Services
10 58 (15.51%) Automated Testing
11 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
11 57 (15.24%) Retail
12 55 (14.71%) Computer Science
13 52 (13.90%) HTML
14 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
15 50 (13.37%) UNIX
16 49 (13.10%) Coaching
17 47 (12.57%) Software Testing
18 46 (12.30%) Test Management
18 46 (12.30%) Test Scripting
18 46 (12.30%) Project Management
19 45 (12.03%) Software Engineering
20 43 (11.50%) ISTQB
20 43 (11.50%) Git (software)
21 42 (11.23%) Linux
22 41 (10.96%) Selenium
23 38 (10.16%) Oracle
23 38 (10.16%) CSS
23 38 (10.16%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 36 (9.63%) WebSphere
2 28 (7.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (7.22%) Apache
4 26 (6.95%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.94%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 10 (2.67%) IIS
7 9 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.34%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.34%) CMS
9 4 (1.07%) Drupal
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.53%) Mule
10 2 (0.53%) WordPress
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.34%) MS Project
3 3 (0.80%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Global One
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.14%) SaaS
2 7 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.56%) Internet
2 5 (1.34%) WAN
2 5 (1.34%) LAN
3 4 (1.07%) Wireless
4 3 (0.80%) 2G
4 3 (0.80%) WiMAX
4 3 (0.80%) RNC
4 3 (0.80%) LTE
4 3 (0.80%) 4G
4 3 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.80%) UMTS
4 3 (0.80%) LDAP
4 3 (0.80%) GSM
4 3 (0.80%) 3G
5 2 (0.53%) DNS
5 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 34 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 32 (8.56%) MySQL
3 29 (7.75%) RDBMS
4 28 (7.49%) DB2
5 16 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.67%) DTS
8 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.60%) Big Data
10 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.80%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.80%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 43 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.96%) Selenium
3 27 (7.22%) HP UFT
4 16 (4.28%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.21%) JIRA
6 11 (2.94%) Ant
7 8 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.87%) LoadRunner
9 6 (1.60%) JMeter
9 6 (1.60%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.34%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.34%) FogBugz
10 5 (1.34%) Ranorex
11 4 (1.07%) LSMW
11 4 (1.07%) JUnit
11 4 (1.07%) Hudson
12 3 (0.80%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.80%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 143 (38.24%) Finance
2 117 (31.28%) Banking
3 57 (15.24%) Retail
4 37 (9.89%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.74%) Games
6 12 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.21%) Marketing
7 5 (1.34%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.07%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (19.79%) Analyst
2 66 (17.65%) Developer
3 38 (10.16%) QA Engineer
4 33 (8.82%) Tester
4 33 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
5 31 (8.29%) Test Analyst
6 26 (6.95%) Java Developer
7 23 (6.15%) Test Manager
8 21 (5.61%) Software Engineer
9 19 (5.08%) QA Analyst
9 19 (5.08%) Automation Tester
10 17 (4.55%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.48%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.21%) Junior
12 12 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.21%) Test Leader
13 11 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.94%) SQL Developer
14 10 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (2.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.11%) Web Services
2 52 (13.90%) HTML
3 38 (10.16%) CSS
4 33 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 28 (7.49%) JSP
5 28 (7.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 27 (7.22%) Servlets
7 25 (6.68%) SOAP
8 24 (6.42%) .NET
9 23 (6.15%) CGI
9 23 (6.15%) HTML5
10 18 (4.81%) ASP.NET
10 18 (4.81%) AngularJS
10 18 (4.81%) RESTful
11 17 (4.55%) Sass
11 17 (4.55%) LESS
11 17 (4.55%) XML
12 12 (3.21%) J2EE
13 11 (2.94%) JMS
14 9 (2.41%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (25.94%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.74%) SWIFT
3 14 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.41%) User Experience
4 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) PMI
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.34%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.07%) EPoS
9 3 (0.80%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.80%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.53%) iPad
10 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.53%) Wiki
10 2 (0.53%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.37%) UNIX
2 42 (11.23%) Linux
3 30 (8.02%) Windows
4 27 (7.22%) Debian
5 22 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.08%) Apple iOS
7 16 (4.28%) Android
8 7 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (28.34%) SDLC
3 69 (18.45%) Mentoring
4 58 (15.51%) Automated Testing
5 49 (13.10%) Coaching
6 47 (12.57%) Software Testing
7 46 (12.30%) Test Management
7 46 (12.30%) Test Scripting
7 46 (12.30%) Project Management
8 45 (12.03%) Software Engineering
9 37 (9.89%) OO
9 37 (9.89%) Change Management
10 33 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (8.56%) Scrum
12 31 (8.29%) TDD
13 30 (8.02%) Test Strategy
14 24 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (6.42%) Regression Testing
14 24 (6.42%) Unit Testing
14 24 (6.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (24.33%) SQL
2 76 (20.32%) Java
3 51 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 32 (8.56%) Perl
5 30 (8.02%) C#
5 30 (8.02%) Python
6 15 (4.01%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.21%) PHP
9 11 (2.94%) Ruby
10 9 (2.41%) VBA
11 8 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.60%) C
13 4 (1.07%) ABAP
13 4 (1.07%) C++
14 2 (0.53%) Tcl
14 2 (0.53%) XPath
14 2 (0.53%) X++
14 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.27%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 81 (21.66%) Degree
2 43 (11.50%) ISTQB
3 38 (10.16%) ISEB
4 12 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.60%) CSQA
7 5 (1.34%) PMP
8 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.27%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) SLA
2 7 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.34%) TickIT
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.34%) XenApp
2 5 (1.34%) XenDesktop
2 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.48%) Puppet
3 11 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.60%) Control-M
5 3 (0.80%) Foglight
Vendors
1 57 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.16%) Oracle
3 20 (5.35%) HP
4 15 (4.01%) VMware
5 9 (2.41%) Fundtech
5 9 (2.41%) Informatica
6 7 (1.87%) SAP
7 6 (1.60%) Perforce
8 5 (1.34%) IBM
8 5 (1.34%) Citrix
8 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.80%) Ericsson
9 3 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.80%) Nokia
9 3 (0.80%) Sybase
9 3 (0.80%) Nortel
9 3 (0.80%) Teradata
9 3 (0.80%) Hyland
10 2 (0.53%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
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