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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 128 117 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.16% 3.58% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.39% 42.70% 45.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86 63 66
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £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
295 274 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 9.59% 8.38% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 195 173 166
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,750 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +11 63 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Glasgow +17 37 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Fife +12 12 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Aberdeen +10 5 £35,000 - 3
Stirling - 3 £46,750 -
Argyll and Bute - 2 £29,000 -
West Lothian +1 1 £39,000 -22.77% 2
Dundee 0 1 £31,000 -12.67% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 121 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (33.73%) Finance
3 74 (21.89%) Java
3 74 (21.89%) SQL
4 68 (20.12%) Degree
5 66 (19.53%) Banking
6 58 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (14.50%) Linux
7 49 (14.50%) Automated Testing
8 44 (13.02%) JavaScript
8 44 (13.02%) .NET
9 41 (12.13%) UNIX
10 40 (11.83%) C#
11 39 (11.54%) Project Management
12 38 (11.24%) Microsoft
12 38 (11.24%) Retail
13 36 (10.65%) Perl
14 35 (10.36%) MS Excel
14 35 (10.36%) Scrum
14 35 (10.36%) Test Scripting
15 33 (9.76%) Computer Science
16 32 (9.47%) Python
17 31 (9.17%) SQL Server
17 31 (9.17%) ISEB
18 30 (8.88%) Web Services
18 30 (8.88%) Selenium
19 29 (8.58%) Oracle
20 28 (8.28%) XML
20 28 (8.28%) Software Testing
20 28 (8.28%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.03%) Apache
1 17 (5.03%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.25%) SAS
3 11 (3.25%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.78%) Jetty
4 6 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.48%) MTS
5 5 (1.48%) CICS
5 5 (1.48%) CMS
6 4 (1.18%) nginx
6 4 (1.18%) IIS
6 4 (1.18%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.59%) JBoss
9 1 (0.30%) Documentum
9 1 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) Node.js
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.85%) MS Project
3 11 (3.25%) MS Office
4 5 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.48%) SaaS
4 4 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.18%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.03%) Internet
2 7 (2.07%) WAN
3 6 (1.78%) LAN
3 6 (1.78%) HTTP
3 6 (1.78%) DNS
4 5 (1.48%) ATM
5 4 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.18%) DHCP
5 4 (1.18%) FTP
5 4 (1.18%) IPsec
6 3 (0.89%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.89%) Firewall
7 2 (0.59%) Intranet
7 2 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.28%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.92%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.85%) MySQL
5 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.48%) DB2
8 4 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.18%) PowerCenter
8 4 (1.18%) DataStage
8 4 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.18%) Big Data
9 3 (0.89%) NonStop SQL
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.89%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 30 (8.88%) Selenium
2 21 (6.21%) JIRA
3 17 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.03%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (2.96%) Bugzilla
6 8 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.37%) FogBugz
7 7 (2.07%) Subversion
7 7 (2.07%) JUnit
8 6 (1.78%) Ant
9 5 (1.48%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.18%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.89%) Introscope
11 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.59%) JMeter
13 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 114 (33.73%) Finance
2 66 (19.53%) Banking
3 38 (11.24%) Retail
4 14 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.25%) Retail Banking
6 11 (3.25%) Games
7 7 (2.07%) Marketing
8 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.18%) Automotive
9 4 (1.18%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.18%) German Language
9 4 (1.18%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.18%) Turkish Language
10 3 (0.89%) Front Office
10 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.59%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (18.64%) QA Engineer
2 56 (16.57%) Analyst
3 53 (15.68%) Developer
4 34 (10.06%) Test Manager
5 26 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.10%) Tester
7 22 (6.51%) Java Developer
8 21 (6.21%) Test Analyst
9 18 (5.33%) Software Engineer
9 18 (5.33%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.73%) Quality Engineer
11 14 (4.14%) Architect
11 14 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (3.55%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.55%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.25%) QA Manager
13 11 (3.25%) Test Engineer
13 11 (3.25%) QA Automation Engineer
13 11 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
14 10 (2.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.02%) .NET
2 30 (8.88%) Web Services
3 28 (8.28%) XML
4 26 (7.69%) HTML
5 23 (6.80%) CSS
6 19 (5.62%) Servlets
6 19 (5.62%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.73%) J2EE
8 13 (3.85%) SOAP
9 12 (3.55%) JSP
10 11 (3.25%) CGI
11 10 (2.96%) HTML5
12 8 (2.37%) WCF
13 6 (1.78%) jQuery
13 6 (1.78%) FIXML
14 5 (1.48%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.48%) REST
14 5 (1.48%) Sass
14 5 (1.48%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.14%) User Experience
4 11 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.48%) EPoS
6 5 (1.48%) Chip Card
6 5 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.48%) Social Media
6 5 (1.48%) Blog
6 5 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (1.48%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.48%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.18%) Telematics
7 4 (1.18%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.18%) Statistics
8 3 (0.89%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.50%) Linux
2 41 (12.13%) UNIX
3 16 (4.73%) Windows
4 12 (3.55%) AIX
5 11 (3.25%) Debian
5 11 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.37%) Android
7 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.50%) Automated Testing
3 39 (11.54%) Project Management
4 35 (10.36%) Scrum
4 35 (10.36%) Test Scripting
5 28 (8.28%) Test Management
5 28 (8.28%) Coaching
5 28 (8.28%) Software Testing
6 27 (7.99%) Software Engineering
7 26 (7.69%) TDD
7 26 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 24 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (6.80%) Mentoring
10 22 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.21%) Release Management
11 21 (6.21%) Change Management
11 21 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.21%) Manual Testing
12 20 (5.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.89%) Java
1 74 (21.89%) SQL
2 44 (13.02%) JavaScript
3 40 (11.83%) C#
4 36 (10.65%) Perl
5 32 (9.47%) Python
6 21 (6.21%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.73%) C++
8 11 (3.25%) Ruby
9 10 (2.96%) C
10 9 (2.66%) PHP
11 8 (2.37%) VBA
12 6 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.48%) JCL
13 5 (1.48%) COBOL
13 5 (1.48%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.48%) REXX
13 5 (1.48%) VBScript
14 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (20.12%) Degree
2 31 (9.17%) ISEB
3 25 (7.40%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.18%) CISA
6 4 (1.18%) CISM
6 4 (1.18%) CRISC
7 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) HNC
8 1 (0.30%) HND
8 1 (0.30%) PhD
8 1 (0.30%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.18%) COBIT
3 3 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.59%) GAMP
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) COSO
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.18%) Xen
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.14%) Puppet
2 10 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.48%) CA Endevor
4 5 (1.48%) Ansible
5 3 (0.89%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 38 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.58%) Oracle
3 11 (3.25%) VMware
4 10 (2.96%) HP
5 8 (2.37%) Informatica
5 8 (2.37%) IBM
6 5 (1.48%) Dell
7 4 (1.18%) Avaya
7 4 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.18%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.18%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.18%) SAP
7 4 (1.18%) Cognos
7 4 (1.18%) Cisco
7 4 (1.18%) Actimize
7 4 (1.18%) Google
8 3 (0.89%) Twitter
8 3 (0.89%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.59%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.59%) thinkFolio
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