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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 38 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 190 193 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.97% 5.25% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.88% 52.73% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 117 110 63
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,800 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
340 366 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.69% 9.96% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 215 229 135
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +6 120 £40,000 - 24
Glasgow -7 40 £34,500 -13.75% 8
Dundee +5 9 £30,000 -7.69%
Stirling -3 8 £37,500 -23.07%
West Lothian - 7 £40,000 - 2
Argyll and Bute 0 4 £30,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £65,000 -
Moray - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 135 (39.02%) Finance
2 108 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (31.21%) Banking
3 99 (28.61%) SDLC
4 90 (26.01%) SQL
5 81 (23.41%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (21.97%) Degree
7 69 (19.94%) Java
8 61 (17.63%) Automated Testing
9 59 (17.05%) JavaScript
9 59 (17.05%) Mentoring
10 56 (16.18%) Web Services
11 55 (15.90%) Computer Science
12 52 (15.03%) HTML
13 51 (14.74%) Microsoft
14 48 (13.87%) Project Management
15 43 (12.43%) UNIX
15 43 (12.43%) Test Scripting
16 42 (12.14%) Selenium
16 42 (12.14%) Software Testing
17 41 (11.85%) Retail
17 41 (11.85%) Linux
17 41 (11.85%) Test Management
18 40 (11.56%) Software Engineering
19 39 (11.27%) Git (software)
20 38 (10.98%) ISTQB
21 37 (10.69%) Coaching
22 36 (10.40%) Telecoms
22 36 (10.40%) CSS
23 35 (10.12%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 33 (9.54%) WebSphere
2 26 (7.51%) Apache
3 25 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 25 (7.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (3.47%) IIS
5 10 (2.89%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 9 (2.60%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.73%) CMS
8 5 (1.45%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.16%) Mule
9 4 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.16%) Drupal
10 2 (0.58%) WordPress
11 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) MS Project
3 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Global One
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.31%) SaaS
3 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.67%) Internet
2 7 (2.02%) Wireless
3 6 (1.73%) 2G
3 6 (1.73%) WiMAX
3 6 (1.73%) RNC
3 6 (1.73%) LTE
3 6 (1.73%) 4G
3 6 (1.73%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.73%) 3G
3 6 (1.73%) GSM
3 6 (1.73%) UMTS
4 5 (1.45%) LAN
4 5 (1.45%) WAN
5 4 (1.16%) DNS
6 3 (0.87%) LDAP
7 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 29 (8.38%) MySQL
4 26 (7.51%) RDBMS
5 25 (7.23%) DB2
6 15 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.18%) DTS
7 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.02%) Big Data
9 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.45%) UniData
12 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.87%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (0.87%) Spotfire
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (12.14%) Selenium
2 39 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.80%) HP UFT
4 16 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.76%) JIRA
6 11 (3.18%) Ant
7 8 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.02%) LoadRunner
9 6 (1.73%) JMeter
9 6 (1.73%) Bugzilla
9 6 (1.73%) JUnit
9 6 (1.73%) FogBugz
10 5 (1.45%) Ranorex
10 5 (1.45%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.16%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.16%) Hudson
12 3 (0.87%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.87%) Subversion
12 3 (0.87%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.58%) MorphX
General
1 135 (39.02%) Finance
2 108 (31.21%) Banking
3 41 (11.85%) Retail
4 36 (10.40%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.05%) Games
6 13 (3.76%) Marketing
7 10 (2.89%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.87%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (19.08%) Analyst
2 59 (17.05%) Developer
3 42 (12.14%) QA Engineer
4 32 (9.25%) Test Analyst
5 30 (8.67%) Tester
6 25 (7.23%) Java Developer
7 23 (6.65%) Technical Specialist
8 22 (6.36%) Test Manager
9 20 (5.78%) Test Engineer
10 18 (5.20%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.91%) Automation Tester
12 15 (4.34%) QA Analyst
13 12 (3.47%) Junior
13 12 (3.47%) SQL Developer
14 11 (3.18%) QA Tester
14 11 (3.18%) Architect
14 11 (3.18%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.18%) Test Leader
15 10 (2.89%) QA Automation Engineer
15 10 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.18%) Web Services
2 52 (15.03%) HTML
3 36 (10.40%) CSS
4 30 (8.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 27 (7.80%) JSP
6 26 (7.51%) Servlets
7 25 (7.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 24 (6.94%) SOAP
9 23 (6.65%) HTML5
10 22 (6.36%) CGI
10 22 (6.36%) .NET
11 19 (5.49%) XML
12 17 (4.91%) ASP.NET
13 16 (4.62%) AngularJS
14 15 (4.34%) Sass
14 15 (4.34%) RESTful
15 14 (4.05%) LESS
16 13 (3.76%) JMS
17 11 (3.18%) J2EE
18 9 (2.60%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (23.41%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (15.90%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.18%) User Experience
5 9 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.73%) PMI
6 6 (1.73%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.45%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.16%) Wiki
8 4 (1.16%) Equities
8 4 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.16%) Derivative
8 4 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.58%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.58%) EPoS
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.43%) UNIX
2 41 (11.85%) Linux
3 24 (6.94%) Debian
4 21 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (5.49%) Apple iOS
6 18 (5.20%) Windows
7 16 (4.62%) Android
8 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (28.61%) SDLC
3 61 (17.63%) Automated Testing
4 59 (17.05%) Mentoring
5 48 (13.87%) Project Management
6 43 (12.43%) Test Scripting
7 42 (12.14%) Software Testing
8 41 (11.85%) Test Management
9 40 (11.56%) Software Engineering
10 37 (10.69%) Coaching
11 35 (10.12%) Change Management
12 34 (9.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (9.54%) TDD
13 33 (9.54%) OO
14 30 (8.67%) Scrum
15 27 (7.80%) Test Strategy
16 25 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (6.94%) Performance Testing
18 23 (6.65%) Unit Testing
18 23 (6.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.01%) SQL
2 69 (19.94%) Java
3 59 (17.05%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.12%) Python
5 34 (9.83%) Perl
6 27 (7.80%) C#
7 15 (4.34%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.34%) Ruby
8 12 (3.47%) PHP
9 10 (2.89%) VBA
10 9 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.02%) C
12 5 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.16%) C++
14 3 (0.87%) XPath
15 2 (0.58%) X++
15 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.58%) Tcl
15 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (21.97%) Degree
2 38 (10.98%) ISTQB
3 30 (8.67%) ISEB
4 11 (3.18%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.73%) CSQA
8 5 (1.45%) PMP
9 3 (0.87%) CISA
9 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) CRISC
11 1 (0.29%) CISM
11 1 (0.29%) CCNA
11 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.76%) SLA
2 5 (1.45%) TickIT
2 5 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.45%) XenApp
2 5 (1.45%) XenDesktop
2 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.18%) Puppet
2 11 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.31%) Control-M
4 3 (0.87%) Foglight
Vendors
1 51 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.83%) Oracle
3 19 (5.49%) HP
4 13 (3.76%) VMware
5 6 (1.73%) Perforce
5 6 (1.73%) Nortel
5 6 (1.73%) Ericsson
5 6 (1.73%) Informatica
5 6 (1.73%) Nokia
6 5 (1.45%) Citrix
6 5 (1.45%) SAP
7 4 (1.16%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.16%) GoldenSource
8 3 (0.87%) IBM
8 3 (0.87%) Teradata
8 3 (0.87%) Hyland
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.87%) Sybase
9 2 (0.58%) Siebel
9 2 (0.58%) Reuters
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