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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 210 89 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.62% 2.92% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.71% 37.55% 45.49%
Number of salaries quoted 126 45 92
Average salary £40,250 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.84% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
391 237 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.47% 7.78% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 250 123 202
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +42 116 £40,500 +48.62% 13
Glasgow +16 64 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Fife - 7 £29,000 - 1
Stirling - 6 £50,000 -
Dundee -2 5 £32,500 +44.44%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £32,500 -
Aberdeen +13 2 £45,000 +1.12%
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £50,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (29.24%) Finance
2 98 (28.65%) SQL
3 74 (21.64%) UNIX
4 65 (19.01%) Java
5 59 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (16.67%) Windows
7 54 (15.79%) .NET
8 52 (15.20%) Automated Testing
9 51 (14.91%) C#
9 51 (14.91%) Microsoft
10 50 (14.62%) Linux
11 47 (13.74%) Banking
12 44 (12.87%) Degree
13 43 (12.57%) XML
13 43 (12.57%) Oracle
14 41 (11.99%) Selenium
15 39 (11.40%) Retail
15 39 (11.40%) JavaScript
15 39 (11.40%) Perl
16 38 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 36 (10.53%) Python
17 36 (10.53%) Change Management
17 36 (10.53%) Relational Database
18 35 (10.23%) Project Management
19 34 (9.94%) HTML
20 29 (8.48%) Software Engineering
21 28 (8.19%) Regression Testing
21 28 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (7.89%) Scrum
22 27 (7.89%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 17 (4.97%) WebLogic
2 14 (4.09%) MQSeries
3 13 (3.80%) Apache
4 12 (3.51%) SAS
4 12 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.22%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.34%) CICS
8 7 (2.05%) CMS
9 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.46%) IIS
10 5 (1.46%) Jetty
10 5 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.17%) nginx
12 3 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.29%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.51%) MS Project
4 9 (2.63%) MS Office
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.17%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.60%) Internet
2 9 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.05%) DNS
3 7 (2.05%) VoIP
3 7 (2.05%) HTTP
4 4 (1.17%) DHCP
4 4 (1.17%) FTP
4 4 (1.17%) IPsec
5 3 (0.88%) Intranet
5 3 (0.88%) SMTP
6 2 (0.58%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) GPRS
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.97%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.63%) DB2
5 9 (2.63%) MySQL
6 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.17%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.17%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.17%) DataStage
7 4 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.17%) Big Data
8 3 (0.88%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 41 (11.99%) Selenium
2 25 (7.31%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.14%) JIRA
4 14 (4.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (3.80%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.22%) WebDriver
7 10 (2.92%) Hudson
7 10 (2.92%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.34%) Bugzilla
8 8 (2.34%) Subversion
8 8 (2.34%) JUnit
8 8 (2.34%) FogBugz
9 6 (1.75%) Fiddler
10 5 (1.46%) Maven
11 4 (1.17%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.17%) Ant
11 4 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.17%) FishEye
12 3 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 100 (29.24%) Finance
2 47 (13.74%) Banking
3 39 (11.40%) Retail
4 14 (4.09%) Games
5 10 (2.92%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.17%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.17%) Automotive
7 4 (1.17%) German Language
7 4 (1.17%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.17%) Turkish Language
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (22.51%) Analyst
2 48 (14.04%) QA Engineer
3 47 (13.74%) Developer
4 33 (9.65%) Software Engineer
5 29 (8.48%) Test Manager
6 22 (6.43%) Tester
7 18 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.97%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.68%) Architect
9 16 (4.68%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.39%) PMO Analyst
11 14 (4.09%) QA Analyst
12 13 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.80%) Technical Specialist
12 13 (3.80%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.51%) Test Engineer
13 12 (3.51%) Software Tester
13 12 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (3.51%) QA Automation Engineer
13 12 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.79%) .NET
2 43 (12.57%) XML
3 34 (9.94%) HTML
4 25 (7.31%) ASP.NET
5 18 (5.26%) CSS
5 18 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.68%) jQuery
6 16 (4.68%) HTML5
7 15 (4.39%) Servlets
8 14 (4.09%) J2EE
8 14 (4.09%) WCF
9 13 (3.80%) Web Services
10 12 (3.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (3.22%) JSP
12 10 (2.92%) XSLT
12 10 (2.92%) LINQ
13 8 (2.34%) Middleware
14 7 (2.05%) FIXML
14 7 (2.05%) CGI
14 7 (2.05%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.14%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (2.34%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.34%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.34%) Replication
4 7 (2.05%) Clustering
4 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.46%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.46%) Derivative
7 4 (1.17%) VSAM
7 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.17%) Blog
7 4 (1.17%) Telematics
8 3 (0.88%) Social Gaming
8 3 (0.88%) Statistics
8 3 (0.88%) Mobile Games
8 3 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.64%) UNIX
2 57 (16.67%) Windows
3 50 (14.62%) Linux
4 12 (3.51%) AIX
5 11 (3.22%) Mac OS X
6 10 (2.92%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.34%) Android
8 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.75%) Debian
10 4 (1.17%) zOS
11 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.20%) Automated Testing
3 36 (10.53%) Change Management
4 35 (10.23%) Project Management
5 29 (8.48%) Software Engineering
6 28 (8.19%) Regression Testing
6 28 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (7.89%) Scrum
8 26 (7.60%) OO
9 25 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (6.43%) MVC
10 22 (6.43%) Test Scripting
10 22 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (5.85%) Test Automation
11 20 (5.85%) Change Control
11 20 (5.85%) Software Testing
12 18 (5.26%) Risk Management
13 17 (4.97%) Test Strategy
13 17 (4.97%) Product Management
14 16 (4.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (28.65%) SQL
2 65 (19.01%) Java
3 51 (14.91%) C#
4 39 (11.40%) JavaScript
4 39 (11.40%) Perl
5 36 (10.53%) Python
6 19 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 18 (5.26%) C++
8 12 (3.51%) C
9 11 (3.22%) VBScript
10 10 (2.92%) PHP
11 9 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.63%) Ruby
12 8 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.05%) VBA
14 6 (1.75%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.17%) JCL
15 4 (1.17%) SAS Macro
15 4 (1.17%) Scala
15 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (12.87%) Degree
2 22 (6.43%) ISEB
3 21 (6.14%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) CISA
7 2 (0.58%) PhD
7 2 (0.58%) MCTS
7 2 (0.58%) CISSP
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.58%) MCAD
8 1 (0.29%) HND
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.58%) GAMP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.17%) Xen
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.51%) Puppet
2 10 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.17%) Ansible
4 4 (1.17%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.57%) Oracle
3 14 (4.09%) IBM
4 8 (2.34%) Informatica
4 8 (2.34%) VMware
5 7 (2.05%) HP
6 5 (1.46%) Dell
6 5 (1.46%) SAP
7 4 (1.17%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.17%) Cognos
7 4 (1.17%) Citrix
7 4 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.17%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.17%) Actimize
7 4 (1.17%) Google
7 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.17%) Twitter
8 2 (0.58%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.58%) Telerik
8 2 (0.58%) Fidessa
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