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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 164 115 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.21% 2.88% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.73% 37.46% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 96 64 42
Average salary £43,913 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.78% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £23,250 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
375 307 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.91% 7.69% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 222 195 147
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 +24 83 £43,750 +9.37% 10
Glasgow +31 59 £44,456 +18.55% 4
Stirling +4 10 - - 1
West Lothian - 6 £40,000 - 5
Dundee +7 3 £22,000 -29.03%
Aberdeen +19 2 - -
Fife -5 1 £35,000 +20.68% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 113 (37.67%) Finance
2 104 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (28.33%) Banking
4 61 (20.33%) Java
5 58 (19.33%) Degree
6 55 (18.33%) Scrum
7 53 (17.67%) JavaScript
8 49 (16.33%) SQL
9 47 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 43 (14.33%) Project Management
11 43 (14.33%) Web Services
12 40 (13.33%) TDD
13 37 (12.33%) Python
13 37 (12.33%) Mentoring
14 36 (12.00%) Selenium
14 36 (12.00%) Automated Testing
15 32 (10.67%) Regression Testing
16 30 (10.00%) UNIX
17 29 (9.67%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (9.33%) Test Strategy
18 28 (9.33%) Test Management
18 28 (9.33%) HTML
19 27 (9.00%) C#
19 27 (9.00%) Black-Box Testing
20 26 (8.67%) Retail
21 25 (8.33%) Software Testing
22 24 (8.00%) Coaching
22 24 (8.00%) Telecoms
22 24 (8.00%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (5.67%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (3.33%) Apache
4 9 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 5 (1.67%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.33%) IIS
7 4 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.33%) Mule
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.00%) MS Office
4 2 (0.67%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Global One
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.00%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.33%) Internet
2 7 (2.33%) 3G
2 7 (2.33%) GSM
2 7 (2.33%) UMTS
2 7 (2.33%) Wireless
2 7 (2.33%) 2G
2 7 (2.33%) WiMAX
2 7 (2.33%) RNC
2 7 (2.33%) LTE
2 7 (2.33%) 4G
2 7 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.33%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.67%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.67%) DB2
4 10 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.67%) MySQL
7 5 (1.67%) UniData
7 5 (1.67%) QlikView
7 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.33%) DTS
8 4 (1.33%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.33%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.33%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 36 (12.00%) Selenium
2 13 (4.33%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 10 (3.33%) Ant
4 10 (3.33%) JUnit
4 10 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.00%) JIRA
6 5 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.00%) Hudson
7 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.00%) Subversion
7 3 (1.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.00%) Introscope
8 2 (0.67%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.67%) MorphX
8 2 (0.67%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.33%) TestLink
General
1 113 (37.67%) Finance
2 85 (28.33%) Banking
3 26 (8.67%) Retail
4 24 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.00%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.00%) Games
5 9 (3.00%) Marketing
6 6 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.00%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.67%) Local Government
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (20.67%) QA Engineer
2 45 (15.00%) Analyst
3 37 (12.33%) Developer
4 22 (7.33%) Test Analyst
5 20 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 19 (6.33%) Tester
7 15 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 15 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.00%) Architect
10 10 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.33%) Test Engineer
10 10 (3.33%) QA Analyst
10 10 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (3.00%) QA Tester
11 9 (3.00%) QA Manager
11 9 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.67%) Junior
12 8 (2.67%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.33%) Web Services
2 28 (9.33%) HTML
3 24 (8.00%) .NET
4 19 (6.33%) CSS
5 16 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (3.33%) SOAP
8 10 (3.33%) XML
9 9 (3.00%) JSP
9 9 (3.00%) Servlets
9 9 (3.00%) HTML5
10 8 (2.67%) JMS
10 8 (2.67%) CGI
10 8 (2.67%) Ajax
11 6 (2.00%) J2EE
12 5 (1.67%) Middleware
12 5 (1.67%) Spring
12 5 (1.67%) REST
12 5 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.33%) User Experience
4 9 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.00%) PMI
6 6 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.00%) Open Source
7 5 (1.67%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.67%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.33%) Xbox
8 4 (1.33%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.33%) Equities
8 4 (1.33%) Wiki
8 4 (1.33%) Derivative
9 3 (1.00%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.00%) Social Media
9 3 (1.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.00%) UNIX
2 22 (7.33%) Linux
3 15 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.67%) Android
5 7 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.33%) Windows
5 7 (2.33%) Debian
6 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.33%) Scrum
3 45 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 43 (14.33%) Project Management
5 40 (13.33%) TDD
6 37 (12.33%) Mentoring
7 36 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 32 (10.67%) Regression Testing
9 29 (9.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (9.33%) Test Management
10 28 (9.33%) Test Strategy
11 27 (9.00%) Black-Box Testing
12 25 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 24 (8.00%) Coaching
14 23 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (7.33%) Change Management
16 20 (6.67%) Test Automation
17 17 (5.67%) OO
17 17 (5.67%) Project Planning
17 17 (5.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.33%) Java
2 53 (17.67%) JavaScript
3 49 (16.33%) SQL
4 37 (12.33%) Python
5 27 (9.00%) C#
6 18 (6.00%) Perl
7 8 (2.67%) C
7 8 (2.67%) Ruby
7 8 (2.67%) VBA
8 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.00%) C++
10 5 (1.67%) XPath
11 4 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.67%) X++
12 2 (0.67%) Korn
12 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) R
13 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (19.33%) Degree
2 21 (7.00%) ISEB
3 20 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.33%) CISA
5 6 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.00%) CSQA
6 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.33%) CISM
7 4 (1.33%) CRISC
8 1 (0.33%) HNC
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) IRCA
8 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.67%) SLA
2 6 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.67%) TickIT
4 4 (1.33%) COBIT
5 3 (1.00%) P3O
5 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (3.33%) Puppet
1 10 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.00%) Control-M
4 3 (1.00%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.33%) Foglight
5 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (8.00%) Oracle
2 22 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.33%) HP
4 7 (2.33%) Nortel
4 7 (2.33%) Ericsson
4 7 (2.33%) Nokia
5 4 (1.33%) Informatica
5 4 (1.33%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.33%) GoldenSource
6 3 (1.00%) CA
6 3 (1.00%) Teradata
7 2 (0.67%) SAP
7 2 (0.67%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.67%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.33%) Verint
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) Sybase
8 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
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