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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 154 124 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.92% 3.62% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.31% 40.92% 44.40%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 62
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
382 303 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.19% 8.85% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 223 200 170
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,750 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +16 88 £45,000 +42.85% 28
Glasgow +21 38 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Aberdeen +8 7 £42,500 -2.85%
Fife +1 7 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Dundee +5 4 £25,500 -43.33% 1
Stirling - 4 - - 1
West Lothian - 4 £40,000 - 4
Renfrewshire -3 1 £41,500 -7.77%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 114 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (37.16%) Finance
3 76 (25.68%) Banking
4 66 (22.30%) Java
5 64 (21.62%) Degree
6 55 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (17.57%) SQL
8 47 (15.88%) JavaScript
8 47 (15.88%) Scrum
9 45 (15.20%) Test Scripting
10 41 (13.85%) Web Services
11 39 (13.18%) Project Management
12 38 (12.84%) Mentoring
13 36 (12.16%) Python
13 36 (12.16%) TDD
14 34 (11.49%) Retail
14 34 (11.49%) Automated Testing
15 32 (10.81%) Regression Testing
15 32 (10.81%) C#
16 30 (10.14%) Selenium
17 29 (9.80%) .NET
17 29 (9.80%) UNIX
18 28 (9.46%) Perl
18 28 (9.46%) Coaching
19 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
19 27 (9.12%) SQL Server
19 27 (9.12%) Linux
20 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
20 26 (8.78%) Change Management
20 26 (8.78%) Black-Box Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (5.07%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.39%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.05%) Apache
4 11 (3.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.36%) SAS
6 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.03%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 5 (1.69%) MTS
7 5 (1.69%) CICS
8 4 (1.35%) CMS
8 4 (1.35%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.68%) IIS
11 1 (0.34%) JBoss
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.34%) Jetty
11 1 (0.34%) Mule
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 24 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.35%) MS Office
4 3 (1.01%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.68%) Global One
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.35%) SaaS
2 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.07%) Internet
2 6 (2.03%) WAN
3 5 (1.69%) ATM
3 5 (1.69%) LAN
4 4 (1.35%) UMTS
4 4 (1.35%) GSM
4 4 (1.35%) 3G
4 4 (1.35%) WiMAX
4 4 (1.35%) RNC
4 4 (1.35%) LTE
4 4 (1.35%) 4G
4 4 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.35%) Wireless
4 4 (1.35%) 2G
5 3 (1.01%) Firewall
6 2 (0.68%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.41%) DB2
3 15 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.73%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.72%) MySQL
6 6 (2.03%) Data Mining
6 6 (2.03%) QlikView
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.68%) UniData
11 1 (0.34%) DTS
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.34%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 30 (10.14%) Selenium
2 16 (5.41%) JIRA
3 14 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.04%) JUnit
6 7 (2.36%) Ant
6 7 (2.36%) Bugzilla
7 6 (2.03%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.69%) FogBugz
9 4 (1.35%) Subversion
10 3 (1.01%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.01%) Introscope
10 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.34%) TestLink
12 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.34%) Redmine
12 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 110 (37.16%) Finance
2 76 (25.68%) Banking
3 34 (11.49%) Retail
4 21 (7.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.04%) Games
7 8 (2.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (18.92%) QA Engineer
2 47 (15.88%) Developer
2 47 (15.88%) Analyst
3 23 (7.77%) Test Manager
3 23 (7.77%) Test Analyst
4 22 (7.43%) Senior Developer
5 21 (7.09%) Tester
6 19 (6.42%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 16 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
8 13 (4.39%) Architect
8 13 (4.39%) Quality Engineer
9 10 (3.38%) QA Tester
9 10 (3.38%) QA Manager
9 10 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (3.38%) PMO Analyst
10 9 (3.04%) Software Engineer
11 8 (2.70%) Programme Manager
11 8 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.85%) Web Services
2 29 (9.80%) .NET
3 19 (6.42%) XML
3 19 (6.42%) HTML
4 18 (6.08%) ASP.NET
5 15 (5.07%) CSS
5 15 (5.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (4.73%) Servlets
7 13 (4.39%) SOAP
8 11 (3.72%) CGI
8 11 (3.72%) JSP
8 11 (3.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 9 (3.04%) J2EE
10 5 (1.69%) HTML5
10 5 (1.69%) REST
10 5 (1.69%) WCF
11 4 (1.35%) Velocity
12 3 (1.01%) Apache Flex
12 3 (1.01%) JSTL
12 3 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.70%) User Experience
5 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.69%) Social Media
6 5 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (1.69%) Chip Card
6 5 (1.69%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.35%) EPoS
7 4 (1.35%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.35%) Xbox
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) CMDB
9 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.68%) Physics
9 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.80%) UNIX
2 27 (9.12%) Linux
3 11 (3.72%) Debian
3 11 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.70%) Windows
5 7 (2.36%) Android
6 5 (1.69%) AIX
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (15.88%) Scrum
3 45 (15.20%) Test Scripting
4 39 (13.18%) Project Management
5 38 (12.84%) Mentoring
6 36 (12.16%) TDD
7 34 (11.49%) Automated Testing
8 32 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 28 (9.46%) Coaching
10 26 (8.78%) Black-Box Testing
10 26 (8.78%) Change Management
11 25 (8.45%) Test Management
12 24 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (8.11%) Software Testing
12 24 (8.11%) Release Management
13 21 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.42%) PRINCE2
14 19 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (5.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.30%) Java
2 52 (17.57%) SQL
3 47 (15.88%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.16%) Python
5 32 (10.81%) C#
6 28 (9.46%) Perl
7 12 (4.05%) Ruby
8 10 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.70%) C++
10 6 (2.03%) VBA
11 5 (1.69%) JCL
11 5 (1.69%) C
11 5 (1.69%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.69%) REXX
11 5 (1.69%) COBOL
12 4 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Korn
14 2 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 64 (21.62%) Degree
2 23 (7.77%) ISEB
3 20 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.36%) CISA
5 6 (2.03%) CISM
5 6 (2.03%) CRISC
6 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.68%) VCP4
9 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
9 1 (0.34%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.03%) SLA
1 6 (2.03%) COBIT
2 3 (1.01%) P3O
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) COSO
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) Puppet
2 8 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.69%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.01%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.68%) Control-M
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.76%) Oracle
3 10 (3.38%) HP
4 6 (2.03%) IBM
5 4 (1.35%) Nortel
5 4 (1.35%) Ericsson
5 4 (1.35%) Nokia
5 4 (1.35%) VMware
6 3 (1.01%) Avaya
6 3 (1.01%) CA
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco
7 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.34%) Sun
8 1 (0.34%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: with benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central Scotland
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-46000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 19 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Dundee
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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