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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 103 190 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.14% 5.76% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.87% 49.74% 51.49%
Number of salaries quoted 63 101 138
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
265 382 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.66% 11.59% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 165 222 260
Median salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +12 50 £36,000 -4.00% 14
Edinburgh -32 32 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Fife +7 8 £27,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 8 - -
Stirling +9 3 £72,500 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 100 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.16%) Finance
3 75 (34.40%) Degree
4 67 (30.73%) SQL
5 54 (24.77%) Java
6 49 (22.48%) Selenium
7 45 (20.64%) SDLC
8 44 (20.18%) Oracle
9 39 (17.89%) Banking
10 37 (16.97%) Scrum
10 37 (16.97%) Computer Science
11 34 (15.60%) Project Management
11 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
11 34 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
12 30 (13.76%) C#
12 30 (13.76%) Python
13 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (12.84%) .NET
14 28 (12.84%) Regression Testing
15 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
15 26 (11.93%) Test Automation
16 25 (11.47%) Linux
17 24 (11.01%) Manual Testing
18 23 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (10.55%) Test Scripting
18 23 (10.55%) Git (software)
18 23 (10.55%) Automation Testing
18 23 (10.55%) Games
19 22 (10.09%) MVC

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 (5.05%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.59%) CMS
3 6 (2.75%) Confluence
3 6 (2.75%) NetWeaver
3 6 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.38%) IIS
4 3 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.38%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Drupal
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.46%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.75%) SaaS
2 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.92%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.29%) Internet
1 5 (2.29%) LAN
1 5 (2.29%) VoIP
1 5 (2.29%) WAN
2 1 (0.46%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.96%) MySQL
3 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.05%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.21%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.29%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.29%) Informix
8 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.38%) MS Access
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.92%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.46%) Biml
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (22.48%) Selenium
2 23 (10.55%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (9.17%) JIRA
5 19 (8.72%) Cucumber
6 16 (7.34%) Robot Framework
7 13 (5.96%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.13%) Bugzilla
9 8 (3.67%) Subversion
10 7 (3.21%) JBehave
11 6 (2.75%) Ant
12 5 (2.29%) FogBugz
12 5 (2.29%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.83%) FitNesse
13 4 (1.83%) MSTest
13 4 (1.83%) RSpec
13 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.38%) Maven
14 3 (1.38%) Redmine
14 3 (1.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 81 (37.16%) Finance
2 39 (17.89%) Banking
3 23 (10.55%) Games
4 19 (8.72%) Retail
5 17 (7.80%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.05%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.21%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.29%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.29%) Marketing
9 4 (1.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.92%) Billing
10 2 (0.92%) Law
10 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Back Office
11 1 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) Front Office
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (20.18%) Analyst
2 35 (16.06%) QA Engineer
3 28 (12.84%) Developer
4 27 (12.39%) Tester
5 16 (7.34%) Architect
6 14 (6.42%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.50%) Automation Tester
7 12 (5.50%) Junior
7 12 (5.50%) QA Automation Engineer
8 10 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (4.59%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.59%) Programmer
8 10 (4.59%) QA Test Engineer
8 10 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.13%) Software Tester
10 8 (3.67%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.21%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) .NET
2 16 (7.34%) Web Services
3 13 (5.96%) CSS
3 13 (5.96%) HTML
4 12 (5.50%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.05%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.05%) REST
6 10 (4.59%) jQuery
7 9 (4.13%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.67%) Ember.js
8 8 (3.67%) RESTful
8 8 (3.67%) SOAP
9 6 (2.75%) EJB
9 6 (2.75%) JAX-WS
9 6 (2.75%) JDBC
9 6 (2.75%) JMS
9 6 (2.75%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.97%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.05%) Derivative
4 10 (4.59%) User Experience
5 9 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.13%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.75%) Biometrics
7 6 (2.75%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.75%) Statistics
8 5 (2.29%) Clustering
8 5 (2.29%) EMV
8 5 (2.29%) Replication
8 5 (2.29%) Smartcard
8 5 (2.29%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.29%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.83%) Chip and PIN
9 4 (1.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.47%) Linux
2 22 (10.09%) Unix
2 22 (10.09%) Windows
3 16 (7.34%) Android
4 11 (5.05%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.21%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (2.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.64%) SDLC
3 37 (16.97%) Scrum
4 34 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
4 34 (15.60%) Project Management
5 28 (12.84%) Regression Testing
6 26 (11.93%) Test Automation
7 24 (11.01%) Manual Testing
8 23 (10.55%) Automation Testing
8 23 (10.55%) Test Scripting
8 23 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (10.09%) Coaching
9 22 (10.09%) MVC
10 20 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (9.17%) Mentoring
11 19 (8.72%) Data Analysis
12 18 (8.26%) TDD
12 18 (8.26%) Test Strategy
13 16 (7.34%) Software Engineering
13 16 (7.34%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.73%) SQL
2 54 (24.77%) Java
3 30 (13.76%) C#
3 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
3 30 (13.76%) Python
4 14 (6.42%) C
5 10 (4.59%) Fortran
6 9 (4.13%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.13%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.13%) VB
7 8 (3.67%) PHP
7 8 (3.67%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.75%) Ruby
9 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.38%) Perl
10 3 (1.38%) VBA
11 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (34.40%) Degree
2 16 (7.34%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.88%) ISEB
4 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.92%) PhD
6 2 (0.92%) PMP
6 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) APMP
7 1 (0.46%) CISA
7 1 (0.46%) CISM
7 1 (0.46%) CISSP
7 1 (0.46%) CRISC
7 1 (0.46%) MCSE
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.29%) COBIT
1 5 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.83%) SLA
3 3 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.29%) XenApp
1 5 (2.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.46%) Ansible
2 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.46%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 44 (20.18%) Oracle
2 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.59%) IBM
4 8 (3.67%) Cognizant
5 6 (2.75%) Citrix
5 6 (2.75%) SAP
6 5 (2.29%) VMware
7 3 (1.38%) Adobe
7 3 (1.38%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.38%) Terracotta
8 2 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.46%) Apple
9 1 (0.46%) BT
9 1 (0.46%) Capita
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco
9 1 (0.46%) HP
9 1 (0.46%) NEC
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