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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 67 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 116 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.11% 3.93% 4.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.31% 38.67% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 41 77 91
Median salary £43,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,300 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%

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
149 300 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.71% 10.15% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 88 185 232
Median salary £39,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.89% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +7 39 £40,000 +3.89%
Edinburgh -11 27 £44,500 +11.25% 5
West Lothian 0 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Stirling - 1 £30,000 -
Fife - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 88 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.64%) Finance
3 47 (26.55%) SQL
4 45 (25.42%) Scrum
4 45 (25.42%) Degree
5 44 (24.86%) Java
6 43 (24.29%) SDLC
7 35 (19.77%) Selenium
8 32 (18.08%) Oracle
9 27 (15.25%) SQL Server
10 26 (14.69%) Regression Testing
10 26 (14.69%) Banking
10 26 (14.69%) Test Scripting
11 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
12 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (12.43%) Project Management
13 22 (12.43%) C#
13 22 (12.43%) Manual Testing
13 22 (12.43%) TDD
14 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
15 20 (11.30%) MVC
16 19 (10.73%) .NET
16 19 (10.73%) Web Services
16 19 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
16 19 (10.73%) Automated Testing
16 19 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
17 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (9.60%) CSS

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 10 (5.65%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.95%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.69%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.13%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.56%) nginx
5 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.56%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.56%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.21%) SaaS
2 5 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
1 4 (2.26%) VoIP
2 2 (1.13%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) LAN
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.08%) MySQL
4 8 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.13%) Informix
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (19.77%) Selenium
2 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.91%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.52%) Ant
5 8 (4.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.52%) Robot Framework
6 7 (3.95%) JIRA
7 6 (3.39%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.82%) HP UFT
8 5 (2.82%) MSTest
9 4 (2.26%) Appium
9 4 (2.26%) Bugzilla
9 4 (2.26%) JUnit
9 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.69%) NUnit
10 3 (1.69%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.69%) Subversion
11 2 (1.13%) FitNesse
General
1 56 (31.64%) Finance
2 26 (14.69%) Banking
3 14 (7.91%) Games
4 13 (7.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.78%) Retail
6 10 (5.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.13%) German Language
7 2 (1.13%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.13%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.51%) QA Engineer
2 30 (16.95%) Developer
3 23 (12.99%) Tester
4 21 (11.86%) Analyst
5 16 (9.04%) Junior
6 13 (7.34%) Test Engineer
7 12 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.65%) Architect
8 10 (5.65%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Programmer
10 8 (4.52%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.52%) QA Automation Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (3.95%) QA Manager
11 7 (3.95%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.95%) Software Tester
12 6 (3.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.73%) .NET
1 19 (10.73%) Web Services
2 17 (9.60%) CSS
2 17 (9.60%) HTML
3 15 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 12 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (6.21%) REST
6 9 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (5.08%) Ember.js
6 9 (5.08%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (4.52%) jQuery
7 8 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (2.26%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.26%) XML
10 3 (1.69%) EJB
10 3 (1.69%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (1.69%) JAX-WS
10 3 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.95%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.39%) Chip and PIN
5 6 (3.39%) EMV
5 6 (3.39%) Smartcard
5 6 (3.39%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.26%) Clustering
6 4 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.26%) Derivative
6 4 (2.26%) Replication
7 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.13%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.13%) PMI
8 2 (1.13%) User Experience
8 2 (1.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.34%) Windows
2 12 (6.78%) Unix
3 11 (6.21%) Linux
4 4 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.13%) Android
5 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.42%) Scrum
3 43 (24.29%) SDLC
4 26 (14.69%) Regression Testing
4 26 (14.69%) Test Scripting
5 22 (12.43%) Manual Testing
5 22 (12.43%) Project Management
5 22 (12.43%) TDD
6 20 (11.30%) MVC
7 19 (10.73%) Automated Testing
7 19 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
8 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
8 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (9.60%) Coaching
9 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.34%) Automation Testing
11 12 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.55%) SQL
2 44 (24.86%) Java
3 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.43%) C#
5 17 (9.60%) Python
6 13 (7.34%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.21%) C
7 11 (6.21%) TypeScript
8 9 (5.08%) Fortran
9 8 (4.52%) PHP
10 7 (3.95%) VB
11 3 (1.69%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Perl
12 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (25.42%) Degree
2 5 (2.82%) ISEB
2 5 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.26%) CCNA
3 4 (2.26%) CCNP
3 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.13%) PhD
4 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) MCSE
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) MiFID
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
2 1 (0.56%) XenApp
2 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.52%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (18.08%) Oracle
2 12 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.82%) Cisco
4 4 (2.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.26%) F5
4 4 (2.26%) Juniper
4 4 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.69%) HP
5 3 (1.69%) IBM
5 3 (1.69%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe
6 2 (1.13%) Citrix
6 2 (1.13%) VMware
7 1 (0.56%) BT
7 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
Scotland
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: Unspecified £45k - £50k
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Sainsburys Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago