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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 75 88 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -43
Permanent jobs citing QA 62 75 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.70% 2.56% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.80% 24.51% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 39 43 89
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £52,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
164 306 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.14% 10.43% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 105 187 241
Median salary £35,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +15 33 £39,500 +2.59% 5
Edinburgh +7 22 £52,500 +50.00% 2
West Lothian -4 3 £30,000 -18.36%
Fife +4 2 - - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £30,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 70 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (31.21%) Finance
3 47 (29.94%) SQL
4 41 (26.11%) SDLC
5 35 (22.29%) Java
5 35 (22.29%) Scrum
6 31 (19.75%) Degree
7 30 (19.11%) Oracle
8 28 (17.83%) Selenium
9 27 (17.20%) Banking
10 25 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
12 21 (13.38%) TDD
13 20 (12.74%) Test Scripting
13 20 (12.74%) SQL Server
13 20 (12.74%) Regression Testing
14 19 (12.10%) PL/SQL
14 19 (12.10%) Data Analysis
15 18 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (10.19%) .NET
16 16 (10.19%) Web Services
16 16 (10.19%) Automated Testing
17 15 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (9.55%) Manual Testing
18 14 (8.92%) Project Management
18 14 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (8.92%) Unix
18 14 (8.92%) CSS
18 14 (8.92%) C#

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 11 (7.01%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.10%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.91%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) Drupal
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.64%) nginx
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
2 1 (0.64%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.64%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) IaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) HTTP
1 2 (1.27%) Internet
1 2 (1.27%) VoIP
2 1 (0.64%) LAN
2 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.64%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (7.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (4.46%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.82%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.18%) MySQL
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.27%) Informix
8 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.83%) Selenium
2 11 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.73%) JIRA
5 7 (4.46%) Ant
6 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.82%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.18%) Appium
8 4 (2.55%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.55%) JUnit
8 4 (2.55%) Robot Framework
8 4 (2.55%) Subversion
9 3 (1.91%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.91%) MSTest
9 3 (1.91%) NUnit
9 3 (1.91%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.91%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (31.21%) Finance
2 27 (17.20%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Games
4 8 (5.10%) Retail
4 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) German Language
6 2 (1.27%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Developer
2 22 (14.01%) QA Engineer
2 22 (14.01%) Tester
3 16 (10.19%) Analyst
4 12 (7.64%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 11 (7.01%) Junior
6 9 (5.73%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.73%) Automation Tester
6 9 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (5.73%) C# Developer
6 9 (5.73%) Technical Specialist
6 9 (5.73%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) Software Tester
8 6 (3.82%) Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Consultant
8 6 (3.82%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (3.82%) QA Manager
8 6 (3.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) .NET
1 16 (10.19%) Web Services
2 14 (8.92%) CSS
2 14 (8.92%) HTML
3 12 (7.64%) AngularJS
4 9 (5.73%) REST
5 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (4.46%) Ember.js
7 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (3.82%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.55%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.55%) XML
10 3 (1.91%) EJB
10 3 (1.91%) JDBC
10 3 (1.91%) JMS
10 3 (1.91%) jQuery
10 3 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.10%) SWIFT
4 6 (3.82%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (3.82%) EMV
4 6 (3.82%) Smartcard
5 5 (3.18%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.55%) Derivative
7 2 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) Fintech
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.92%) Unix
2 11 (7.01%) Linux
3 10 (6.37%) Windows
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.11%) SDLC
3 35 (22.29%) Scrum
4 25 (15.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (13.38%) TDD
6 20 (12.74%) Regression Testing
6 20 (12.74%) Test Scripting
7 19 (12.10%) Data Analysis
8 16 (10.19%) Automated Testing
9 15 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (9.55%) Manual Testing
10 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (8.92%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.92%) Project Management
10 14 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.92%) Test Automation
11 13 (8.28%) MVC
12 12 (7.64%) Automation Testing
12 12 (7.64%) Scorecard
12 12 (7.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.94%) SQL
2 35 (22.29%) Java
3 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.10%) PL/SQL
5 14 (8.92%) C#
6 13 (8.28%) Python
7 8 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.18%) C
8 5 (3.18%) PHP
9 4 (2.55%) Fortran
10 3 (1.91%) C++
10 3 (1.91%) VB
11 1 (0.64%) Clojure
11 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (19.75%) Degree
2 9 (5.73%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.82%) ISEB
4 4 (2.55%) CCNA
4 4 (2.55%) CCNP
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PhD
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.64%) GDPR
2 1 (0.64%) MiFID
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.64%) vSphere
2 1 (0.64%) XenApp
2 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.46%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.64%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 30 (19.11%) Oracle
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.55%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.55%) Cisco
3 4 (2.55%) F5
3 4 (2.55%) Juniper
3 4 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (1.91%) HP
4 3 (1.91%) IBM
4 3 (1.91%) SAP
5 2 (1.27%) Citrix
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.64%) BT
6 1 (0.64%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.64%) Google
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
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