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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 104 207 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.74% 6.33% 5.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.86% 50.61% 51.37%
Number of salaries quoted 61 115 123
Median salary £36,500 £37,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,100 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
290 409 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.42% 12.50% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 168 247 254
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,600 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 47 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Edinburgh -37 39 £40,000 +2.56% 5
Fife - 6 £23,750 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 6 - -
Stirling +11 4 £75,000 +100.00% 2
West Lothian +2 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 90 (40.18%) Finance
2 89 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (32.59%) Degree
4 71 (31.70%) SQL
5 58 (25.89%) Java
6 49 (21.88%) SDLC
7 47 (20.98%) Banking
8 46 (20.54%) Selenium
9 43 (19.20%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (19.20%) Project Management
9 43 (19.20%) Oracle
10 34 (15.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 34 (15.18%) Computer Science
11 32 (14.29%) Linux
12 31 (13.84%) Coaching
13 29 (12.95%) Unix
13 29 (12.95%) Python
13 29 (12.95%) SQL Server
14 28 (12.50%) C#
14 28 (12.50%) Scrum
15 27 (12.05%) .NET
16 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
16 25 (11.16%) Regression Testing
16 25 (11.16%) Mentoring
16 25 (11.16%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (11.16%) Test Automation
17 24 (10.71%) Git (software)
17 24 (10.71%) Manual Testing
18 23 (10.27%) Microsoft
18 23 (10.27%) JIRA

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 13 (5.80%) CMS
1 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.68%) Confluence
4 5 (2.23%) IIS
4 5 (2.23%) NetWeaver
4 5 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (2.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) nginx
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.45%) GitHub
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.23%) LAN
1 5 (2.23%) WAN
2 4 (1.79%) Internet
2 4 (1.79%) VoIP
3 3 (1.34%) ATM
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.36%) MySQL
4 10 (4.46%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.23%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.23%) Informix
7 5 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.79%) MS Access
9 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.89%) Big Data
10 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.89%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.45%) Biml
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (20.54%) Selenium
2 24 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.27%) JIRA
4 22 (9.82%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (6.70%) Robot Framework
7 10 (4.46%) Subversion
8 9 (4.02%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.13%) Bugzilla
9 7 (3.13%) JBehave
10 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.23%) FogBugz
11 5 (2.23%) HP UFT
11 5 (2.23%) Redmine
11 5 (2.23%) TortoiseSVN
12 4 (1.79%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.79%) MSTest
12 4 (1.79%) RSpec
13 3 (1.34%) Maven
13 3 (1.34%) TestComplete
General
1 90 (40.18%) Finance
2 47 (20.98%) Banking
3 20 (8.93%) Retail
4 17 (7.59%) Games
5 13 (5.80%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.02%) Marketing
7 8 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 7 (3.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.68%) Legal
10 5 (2.23%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.34%) Law
12 2 (0.89%) Billing
12 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.45%) Back Office
13 1 (0.45%) Electronics
13 1 (0.45%) Front Office
13 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (21.43%) Analyst
2 28 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 24 (10.71%) Developer
4 23 (10.27%) Tester
5 13 (5.80%) Test Engineer
6 12 (5.36%) Architect
6 12 (5.36%) Automation Tester
6 12 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.91%) QA Automation Engineer
7 11 (4.91%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) QA Tester
8 10 (4.46%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.02%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) QA Test Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Programmer
10 8 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (3.13%) Change Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Junior
11 7 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.05%) .NET
2 10 (4.46%) Web Services
3 9 (4.02%) HTML
4 8 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 8 (3.57%) CSS
4 8 (3.57%) jQuery
4 8 (3.57%) RESTful
4 8 (3.57%) SOAP
5 7 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.68%) Buildbot
6 6 (2.68%) Node.js
6 6 (2.68%) OpenEmbedded
6 6 (2.68%) PhoneGap
6 6 (2.68%) REST
6 6 (2.68%) Yocto
7 5 (2.23%) EJB
7 5 (2.23%) JDBC
7 5 (2.23%) JMS
7 5 (2.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.20%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (15.18%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.14%) Derivative
4 12 (5.36%) User Experience
5 10 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.13%) Data Integration
6 7 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.13%) PMI
6 7 (3.13%) Statistics
7 6 (2.68%) Biometrics
7 6 (2.68%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.23%) EMV
8 5 (2.23%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.23%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.29%) Linux
2 29 (12.95%) Unix
3 21 (9.38%) Windows
4 17 (7.59%) Android
5 12 (5.36%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.68%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (2.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.88%) SDLC
3 43 (19.20%) Project Management
4 34 (15.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 31 (13.84%) Coaching
6 28 (12.50%) Scrum
7 25 (11.16%) Mentoring
7 25 (11.16%) Regression Testing
7 25 (11.16%) Test Automation
7 25 (11.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 22 (9.82%) Automation Testing
10 21 (9.38%) PRINCE2
11 19 (8.48%) Change Management
12 18 (8.04%) Software Testing
12 18 (8.04%) Test Strategy
13 17 (7.59%) Data Analysis
13 17 (7.59%) MVC
14 16 (7.14%) Data Management
14 16 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.70%) SQL
2 58 (25.89%) Java
3 29 (12.95%) Python
4 28 (12.50%) C#
5 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.80%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.36%) C
8 9 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.57%) Fortran
10 7 (3.13%) VB
11 6 (2.68%) PHP
11 6 (2.68%) Ruby
12 5 (2.23%) VBA
13 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.34%) Perl
14 3 (1.34%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (32.59%) Degree
2 21 (9.38%) ISEB
2 21 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.79%) APMP
5 3 (1.34%) CAPM
5 3 (1.34%) HND
5 3 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.89%) CISSP
6 2 (0.89%) PhD
6 2 (0.89%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) CISA
7 1 (0.45%) CISM
7 1 (0.45%) CRISC
7 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.68%) SLA
3 5 (2.23%) COBIT
4 3 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.34%) ISO 8583
4 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.23%) XenApp
1 5 (2.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.45%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (19.20%) Oracle
2 23 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.02%) IBM
4 8 (3.57%) Cognizant
5 5 (2.23%) Citrix
5 5 (2.23%) HP
5 5 (2.23%) SAP
5 5 (2.23%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.23%) VMware
6 3 (1.34%) Adobe
6 3 (1.34%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) Capita
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco
8 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.45%) NEC
8 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.45%) Teradata
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