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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 192 114 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.18% 3.50% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.48% 48.72% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 108 65 86
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
359 234 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 7.18% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 223 134 190
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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UK

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
(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 +30 104 £40,000 +46.78% 13
Glasgow -8 62 £40,000 - 6
Fife - 8 £37,000 -
Dundee -5 4 £22,500 -37.93% 1
Aberdeen +9 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Stirling - 3 £47,500 - 1
West Lothian +12 1 £35,000 -
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 93 (29.52%) Finance
2 90 (28.57%) SQL
3 68 (21.59%) UNIX
4 59 (18.73%) Java
5 58 (18.41%) Windows
6 53 (16.83%) Automated Testing
7 50 (15.87%) Degree
8 49 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (14.92%) C#
10 45 (14.29%) .NET
11 44 (13.97%) Microsoft
11 44 (13.97%) Selenium
12 42 (13.33%) Oracle
13 40 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 38 (12.06%) JavaScript
15 37 (11.75%) XML
16 35 (11.11%) HTML
17 33 (10.48%) Linux
17 33 (10.48%) Python
18 32 (10.16%) Relational Database
19 31 (9.84%) Banking
19 31 (9.84%) Scrum
20 29 (9.21%) Perl
21 28 (8.89%) Change Management
21 28 (8.89%) Computer Science
22 26 (8.25%) OO
23 25 (7.94%) Test Scripting
24 24 (7.62%) Software Engineering
24 24 (7.62%) ASP.NET
24 24 (7.62%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 12 (3.81%) SAS
2 12 (3.81%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.54%) CICS
5 7 (2.22%) CMS
6 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.90%) Apache
7 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.27%) Node.js
9 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.63%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.59%) MS Project
4 4 (1.27%) MS Office
5 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.59%) SaaS
2 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.62%) Internet
2 7 (2.22%) VoIP
3 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.95%) Intranet
5 2 (0.63%) GPRS
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) HTTP
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.16%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.86%) DB2
6 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.59%) MySQL
9 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.27%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.27%) DataStage
9 4 (1.27%) Base SAS
9 4 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.95%) NonStop SQL
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (13.97%) Selenium
2 22 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.35%) JIRA
4 16 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 12 (3.81%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.49%) WebDriver
8 10 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.17%) Hudson
9 9 (2.86%) Maven
10 8 (2.54%) JUnit
11 7 (2.22%) FogBugz
11 7 (2.22%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.59%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.59%) Subversion
12 5 (1.59%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (1.27%) FishEye
13 4 (1.27%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 93 (29.52%) Finance
2 31 (9.84%) Banking
3 23 (7.30%) Retail
4 12 (3.81%) Games
5 6 (1.90%) Advertising
6 4 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Automotive
7 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (22.22%) Analyst
2 47 (14.92%) Developer
3 45 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 29 (9.21%) Software Engineer
5 27 (8.57%) Tester
6 21 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.03%) Test Analyst
8 17 (5.40%) QA Analyst
9 16 (5.08%) Architect
10 15 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
12 13 (4.13%) Software Tester
12 13 (4.13%) Technical Specialist
12 13 (4.13%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.81%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.17%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.17%) .NET Developer
15 9 (2.86%) Test Engineer
15 9 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
15 9 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.29%) .NET
2 37 (11.75%) XML
3 35 (11.11%) HTML
4 24 (7.62%) ASP.NET
5 20 (6.35%) CSS
6 19 (6.03%) jQuery
7 18 (5.71%) HTML5
8 16 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.44%) WCF
10 13 (4.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (3.49%) LINQ
11 11 (3.49%) Web Services
11 11 (3.49%) JMS
12 10 (3.17%) Middleware
12 10 (3.17%) Ajax
13 9 (2.86%) JSP
13 9 (2.86%) Servlets
14 8 (2.54%) XSLT
15 7 (2.22%) Sass
15 7 (2.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.49%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.54%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.54%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.54%) Replication
5 8 (2.54%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (2.22%) Clustering
6 7 (2.22%) Equities
7 6 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.90%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.59%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.27%) Derivative
9 4 (1.27%) VSAM
9 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.95%) Telematics
11 2 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.59%) UNIX
2 58 (18.41%) Windows
3 33 (10.48%) Linux
4 11 (3.49%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.49%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.54%) AIX
6 6 (1.90%) Android
7 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.59%) Debian
8 4 (1.27%) zOS
9 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.83%) Automated Testing
2 49 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (9.84%) Scrum
4 28 (8.89%) Change Management
5 26 (8.25%) OO
6 25 (7.94%) Test Scripting
7 24 (7.62%) Software Engineering
7 24 (7.62%) Project Management
7 24 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.67%) MVC
9 19 (6.03%) Software Testing
9 19 (6.03%) Change Control
10 18 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.40%) Regression Testing
12 16 (5.08%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.08%) Data Management
12 16 (5.08%) Test Automation
13 15 (4.76%) Waterfall
14 14 (4.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.57%) SQL
2 59 (18.73%) Java
3 47 (14.92%) C#
4 38 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.48%) Python
6 29 (9.21%) Perl
7 17 (5.40%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.44%) C++
9 11 (3.49%) VBScript
10 9 (2.86%) C
11 8 (2.54%) Scala
12 7 (2.22%) Ruby
12 7 (2.22%) VBA
12 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.59%) PHP
15 4 (1.27%) COBOL
15 4 (1.27%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.27%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 50 (15.87%) Degree
2 19 (6.03%) ISEB
3 18 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.86%) CISA
4 9 (2.86%) CISSP
5 8 (2.54%) CISM
5 8 (2.54%) BC Cleared
5 8 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.63%) PhD
7 2 (0.63%) MCAD
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.63%) MCTS
8 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.54%) COBIT
2 8 (2.54%) BS25999
3 3 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.63%) GAMP
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.49%) Puppet
2 8 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.27%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.33%) Oracle
3 14 (4.44%) IBM
4 8 (2.54%) Informatica
5 7 (2.22%) HP
6 6 (1.90%) VMware
7 5 (1.59%) SAP
8 4 (1.27%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.27%) Cognos
8 4 (1.27%) Citrix
8 4 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.27%) Telerik
8 4 (1.27%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.27%) Actimize
8 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.95%) Twitter
10 1 (0.32%) Pega
10 1 (0.32%) Zend
10 1 (0.32%) Saba
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Jagger Talent
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Competitive Package
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £44000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Benefits
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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