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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 47 60
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 87 147 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.93% 4.73% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.90% 39.30% 38.92%
Number of salaries quoted 50 88 80
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £52,150 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
301 374 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.15% 12.04% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 184 227 218
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £65,400
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 -9 47 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Edinburgh -36 30 £37,500 -16.66% 4
West Lothian +8 4 £36,750 -6.96% 1
East Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
Renfrewshire +2 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 100 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (32.49%) Finance
3 81 (29.24%) SQL
3 81 (29.24%) SDLC
4 74 (26.71%) Java
5 68 (24.55%) Banking
6 66 (23.83%) Analytical Skills
7 60 (21.66%) Degree
8 59 (21.30%) Selenium
9 48 (17.33%) Oracle
10 46 (16.61%) Mentoring
11 45 (16.25%) Retail
12 43 (15.52%) Unix
13 42 (15.16%) Coaching
14 41 (14.80%) Web Services
14 41 (14.80%) Scrum
15 40 (14.44%) ISEB
15 40 (14.44%) Test Scripting
16 39 (14.08%) Software Testing
17 35 (12.64%) Python
18 34 (12.27%) JavaScript
18 34 (12.27%) Software Engineering
19 32 (11.55%) HTML
19 32 (11.55%) CSS
20 31 (11.19%) Project Management
20 31 (11.19%) Mobile App
21 30 (10.83%) ISTQB
22 28 (10.11%) Automated Testing
23 27 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
23 27 (9.75%) Apple iOS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 18 (6.50%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (4.33%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.53%) CMS
5 6 (2.17%) JBoss
6 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.44%) IIS
7 4 (1.44%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.08%) Apache
8 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.44%) SaaS
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) Internet
1 4 (1.44%) VoIP
2 3 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (1.08%) SSL
3 2 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) ATM
4 1 (0.36%) SNMP
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.33%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (4.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 12 (4.33%) DB2
3 12 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.81%) MySQL
5 5 (1.81%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.08%) MS Access
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.08%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (21.30%) Selenium
2 16 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.69%) Ant
5 12 (4.33%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.61%) HP UFT
6 10 (3.61%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.25%) JIRA
8 6 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.81%) JUnit
9 5 (1.81%) Mocha
9 5 (1.81%) SilkTest
10 4 (1.44%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.08%) LSMW
11 3 (1.08%) Subversion
12 2 (0.72%) Maven
12 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.36%) Bower
13 1 (0.36%) NUnit
General
1 90 (32.49%) Finance
2 68 (24.55%) Banking
3 45 (16.25%) Retail
4 25 (9.03%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.42%) Spanish Language
6 8 (2.89%) Legal
7 6 (2.17%) Games
8 5 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.44%) Front Office
9 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.72%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (22.38%) Analyst
2 40 (14.44%) Developer
3 34 (12.27%) QA Engineer
4 33 (11.91%) Test Analyst
4 33 (11.91%) Tester
5 27 (9.75%) Technical Specialist
6 19 (6.86%) Automation Tester
6 19 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 15 (5.42%) Software QA Engineer
8 14 (5.05%) Automation Analyst
8 14 (5.05%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
9 13 (4.69%) Test Leader
10 12 (4.33%) Business Objects Developer
10 12 (4.33%) QA Leader
11 11 (3.97%) QA Analyst
12 10 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.80%) Web Services
2 32 (11.55%) CSS
2 32 (11.55%) HTML
3 21 (7.58%) .NET
4 18 (6.50%) HTML5
5 17 (6.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (5.78%) AngularJS
6 16 (5.78%) RESTful
7 15 (5.42%) IBM Integration Bus
7 15 (5.42%) LESS
7 15 (5.42%) Sass
8 11 (3.97%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.53%) Middleware
9 7 (2.53%) XML
10 5 (1.81%) Spring
11 4 (1.44%) Ajax
11 4 (1.44%) J2EE
11 4 (1.44%) JSON
11 4 (1.44%) JSP
11 4 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.83%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.19%) Mobile App
3 22 (7.94%) SWIFT
4 15 (5.42%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.53%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.53%) iPad
7 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.44%) Clustering
8 4 (1.44%) Equities
8 4 (1.44%) Replication
9 3 (1.08%) Biotechnology
9 3 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.72%) EPoS
10 2 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.52%) Unix
2 27 (9.75%) Apple iOS
3 24 (8.66%) Windows
4 23 (8.30%) Linux
5 12 (4.33%) Android
6 10 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.44%) Debian
7 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (29.24%) SDLC
3 46 (16.61%) Mentoring
4 42 (15.16%) Coaching
5 41 (14.80%) Scrum
6 40 (14.44%) Test Scripting
7 39 (14.08%) Software Testing
8 34 (12.27%) Software Engineering
9 31 (11.19%) Project Management
10 28 (10.11%) Automated Testing
11 27 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (9.39%) Manual Testing
13 23 (8.30%) Change Management
13 23 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (7.94%) MVC
14 22 (7.94%) TDD
14 22 (7.94%) Test Management
15 21 (7.58%) Defect Management
16 19 (6.86%) Data Analysis
16 19 (6.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 81 (29.24%) SQL
2 74 (26.71%) Java
3 35 (12.64%) Python
4 34 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.03%) C#
6 19 (6.86%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.78%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.25%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.53%) Perl
10 5 (1.81%) C++
11 4 (1.44%) C
11 4 (1.44%) Ruby
12 3 (1.08%) ABAP
13 2 (0.72%) PHP
13 2 (0.72%) Tcl
13 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (21.66%) Degree
2 40 (14.44%) ISEB
3 30 (10.83%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.08%) MBA
6 3 (1.08%) MCITP
6 3 (1.08%) MCP
6 3 (1.08%) MCSA
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.36%) APMP
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.25%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.72%) P3O
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (6.50%) Puppet
2 14 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.08%) Control-M
3 3 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.36%) Graphite
4 1 (0.36%) Icinga
4 1 (0.36%) Munin
4 1 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) Packer
4 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 48 (17.33%) Oracle
2 24 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.42%) Fundtech
4 14 (5.05%) IBM
5 13 (4.69%) Informatica
6 9 (3.25%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (2.89%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.53%) Sybase
9 6 (2.17%) SAP
10 4 (1.44%) Adobe
10 4 (1.44%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.08%) Charles River
11 3 (1.08%) HP
11 3 (1.08%) Iron Speed
11 3 (1.08%) Sun
12 2 (0.72%) Cisco
12 2 (0.72%) VMware
13 1 (0.36%) Cognizant
13 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
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