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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 41 68
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 100 158 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.48% 4.97% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.85% 40.20% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 54 97 69
Average salary £32,500 £43,913 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.98% +9.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
314 393 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.92% 12.36% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 181 243 219
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £58,900
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 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
(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
Glasgow -14 47 £47,500 +8.16% 11
Edinburgh -32 27 £32,500 -23.52% 12
Fife +11 7 £27,500 -21.42% 1
West Lothian -1 2 £43,750 +9.37%
Stirling -10 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 87 (41.83%) Finance
2 72 (34.62%) SQL
3 65 (31.25%) Degree
4 57 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (25.48%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (25.00%) Java
7 48 (23.08%) SDLC
8 46 (22.12%) Project Management
9 45 (21.63%) Oracle
10 41 (19.71%) Banking
11 35 (16.83%) Selenium
12 32 (15.38%) Unix
13 30 (14.42%) Linux
14 29 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (13.94%) Mentoring
15 28 (13.46%) Coaching
15 28 (13.46%) PRINCE2
15 28 (13.46%) Scrum
16 26 (12.50%) Python
16 26 (12.50%) .NET
17 25 (12.02%) Automated Testing
18 24 (11.54%) SQL Server
19 23 (11.06%) Change Management
19 23 (11.06%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (10.10%) Computer Science
20 21 (10.10%) C#
20 21 (10.10%) MS Excel
21 20 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
22 19 (9.13%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (4.81%) CMS
2 7 (3.37%) IIS
2 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.40%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (2.40%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.92%) JBoss
5 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.48%) Drupal
7 1 (0.48%) Node.js
7 1 (0.48%) SAS
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.92%) SaaS
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) ATM
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
2 2 (0.96%) VoIP
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
3 1 (0.48%) Network Security
3 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.48%) SAN
3 1 (0.48%) SNMP
3 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.40%) MySQL
5 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.92%) MS Access
7 3 (1.44%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) Biml
9 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (16.83%) Selenium
2 14 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.73%) JIRA
3 13 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.37%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.88%) SoapUI
5 6 (2.88%) Subversion
5 6 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.40%) JUnit
6 5 (2.40%) Redmine
6 5 (2.40%) TortoiseSVN
7 4 (1.92%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.44%) Ant
8 3 (1.44%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.44%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.96%) Maven
9 2 (0.96%) Mocha
9 2 (0.96%) SilkTest
General
1 87 (41.83%) Finance
2 41 (19.71%) Banking
3 14 (6.73%) Retail
4 10 (4.81%) Legal
5 9 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.85%) Marketing
7 7 (3.37%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.92%) Front Office
9 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.48%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (23.08%) Analyst
2 23 (11.06%) QA Engineer
3 19 (9.13%) Developer
4 18 (8.65%) Tester
5 16 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 14 (6.73%) QA Automation Engineer
7 13 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
8 12 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
9 9 (4.33%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.33%) QA Tester
9 9 (4.33%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.85%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.37%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.37%) Architect
11 7 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) QA Analyst
13 5 (2.40%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.50%) .NET
2 19 (9.13%) Web Services
3 10 (4.81%) HTML
4 9 (4.33%) CSS
5 8 (3.85%) XML
6 7 (3.37%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (2.88%) JSON
8 5 (2.40%) HTML5
8 5 (2.40%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (2.40%) Spring
9 4 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.92%) Middleware
9 4 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.44%) JSP
10 3 (1.44%) REST
11 2 (0.96%) RESTful
11 2 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.73%) Derivative
4 9 (4.33%) SWIFT
5 8 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.37%) PMI
7 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.88%) Statistics
7 6 (2.88%) User Experience
8 5 (2.40%) Contactless
8 5 (2.40%) EMV
8 5 (2.40%) iPad
8 5 (2.40%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.92%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.92%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.44%) Biotechnology
10 3 (1.44%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.38%) Unix
2 30 (14.42%) Linux
3 6 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.88%) Windows
4 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.96%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.08%) SDLC
3 46 (22.12%) Project Management
4 29 (13.94%) Mentoring
4 29 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (13.46%) Coaching
5 28 (13.46%) PRINCE2
5 28 (13.46%) Scrum
6 25 (12.02%) Automated Testing
7 23 (11.06%) Change Management
7 23 (11.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
8 20 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (8.65%) Manual Testing
9 18 (8.65%) Migration
9 18 (8.65%) QA Automation
10 17 (8.17%) Data Analysis
10 17 (8.17%) Software Testing
11 14 (6.73%) Business Analysis
12 13 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.62%) SQL
2 52 (25.00%) Java
3 26 (12.50%) Python
4 21 (10.10%) C#
5 13 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 12 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.81%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.96%) C++
8 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) Tcl
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (31.25%) Degree
2 19 (9.13%) ISEB
2 19 (9.13%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.37%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.40%) APMP
4 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.92%) CAPM
5 4 (1.92%) HND
5 4 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.44%) MBA
7 2 (0.96%) PMP
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.48%) MCITP
8 1 (0.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.85%) SLA
2 5 (2.40%) ISO 8583
2 5 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 7816
3 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.96%) COBIT
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.96%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Control-M
1 3 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 45 (21.63%) Oracle
2 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.33%) IBM
3 9 (4.33%) Informatica
4 7 (3.37%) Sybase
5 6 (2.88%) HP
5 6 (2.88%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (2.40%) Fundtech
6 5 (2.40%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.44%) Charles River
8 3 (1.44%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.44%) SAP
8 3 (1.44%) Sun
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.48%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin
Highland
Capgemini UK
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47500.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £23,000 - £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cognizant
Posted: 11 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 11 days ago
Midlothian
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow City Centre
JP Morgan Glasgow
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Private Medical + 36 days holiday
Posted: 24 days ago