The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 191 115 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.14% 3.51% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.20% 49.36% 44.49%
Number of salaries quoted 105 66 87
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
359 233 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 9.65% 7.11% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 219 135 192
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,090
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +28 103 £40,000 +48.14% 12
Glasgow -3 61 £40,000 - 5
Fife - 9 £45,000 -
Dundee -6 4 £22,500 -37.93% 1
Aberdeen +7 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Stirling - 3 £47,500 - 1
West Lothian +11 1 £35,000 -
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 91 (29.26%) Finance
2 89 (28.62%) SQL
3 67 (21.54%) UNIX
4 58 (18.65%) Java
5 57 (18.33%) Windows
6 52 (16.72%) Automated Testing
7 49 (15.76%) Degree
7 49 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (15.11%) C#
9 45 (14.47%) .NET
10 44 (14.15%) Selenium
11 43 (13.83%) Microsoft
12 42 (13.50%) Oracle
13 39 (12.54%) SQL Server
14 37 (11.90%) JavaScript
15 36 (11.58%) XML
16 35 (11.25%) HTML
17 32 (10.29%) Linux
18 31 (9.97%) Python
18 31 (9.97%) Scrum
18 31 (9.97%) Relational Database
19 30 (9.65%) Banking
20 28 (9.00%) Change Management
21 27 (8.68%) Perl
21 27 (8.68%) Computer Science
22 26 (8.36%) OO
23 25 (8.04%) Test Scripting
24 24 (7.72%) Software Engineering
24 24 (7.72%) ASP.NET
24 24 (7.72%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (4.82%) MQSeries
2 12 (3.86%) SAS
2 12 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.89%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.57%) CICS
5 7 (2.25%) CMS
6 6 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.93%) Apache
7 5 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.29%) Node.js
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.64%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.61%) MS Project
4 4 (1.29%) MS Office
5 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.61%) SaaS
2 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.72%) Internet
2 7 (2.25%) VoIP
3 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.96%) Intranet
5 2 (0.64%) GPRS
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
6 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (9.97%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.82%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.89%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.89%) DB2
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.61%) MySQL
9 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.29%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.29%) DataStage
9 4 (1.29%) Base SAS
9 4 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.96%) NonStop SQL
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (14.15%) Selenium
2 22 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.11%) JIRA
4 16 (5.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (4.50%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.54%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.54%) WebDriver
7 10 (3.22%) Hudson
8 9 (2.89%) Maven
8 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.57%) JUnit
10 6 (1.93%) Bugzilla
10 6 (1.93%) FogBugz
11 5 (1.61%) Subversion
11 5 (1.61%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.29%) FishEye
12 4 (1.29%) Jasmine
General
1 91 (29.26%) Finance
2 30 (9.65%) Banking
3 23 (7.40%) Retail
4 12 (3.86%) Games
5 6 (1.93%) Advertising
6 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Automotive
7 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (21.86%) Analyst
2 47 (15.11%) Developer
3 44 (14.15%) QA Engineer
4 28 (9.00%) Software Engineer
5 26 (8.36%) Tester
6 21 (6.75%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.11%) Test Analyst
8 17 (5.47%) QA Analyst
9 16 (5.14%) Architect
10 14 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.18%) Software Tester
11 13 (4.18%) Technical Specialist
11 13 (4.18%) PMO Analyst
12 12 (3.86%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.86%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.22%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.22%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.89%) Test Engineer
14 9 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
14 9 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.47%) .NET
2 36 (11.58%) XML
3 35 (11.25%) HTML
4 24 (7.72%) ASP.NET
5 20 (6.43%) CSS
6 19 (6.11%) jQuery
7 18 (5.79%) HTML5
8 16 (5.14%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.50%) WCF
10 13 (4.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (3.54%) LINQ
11 11 (3.54%) Web Services
11 11 (3.54%) JMS
12 10 (3.22%) Ajax
12 10 (3.22%) Middleware
13 9 (2.89%) JSP
13 9 (2.89%) Servlets
14 8 (2.57%) XSLT
15 7 (2.25%) Silverlight
15 7 (2.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.68%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.86%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.54%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.57%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.57%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.57%) Replication
5 8 (2.57%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (2.25%) Clustering
7 6 (1.93%) Equities
7 6 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.93%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.61%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.61%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.29%) VSAM
9 4 (1.29%) Derivative
9 4 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.96%) Telematics
11 2 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.54%) UNIX
2 57 (18.33%) Windows
3 32 (10.29%) Linux
4 11 (3.54%) Mac OS X
4 11 (3.54%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.57%) AIX
6 5 (1.61%) Debian
6 5 (1.61%) Android
6 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.29%) zOS
8 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.72%) Automated Testing
2 49 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (9.97%) Scrum
4 28 (9.00%) Change Management
5 26 (8.36%) OO
6 25 (8.04%) Test Scripting
7 24 (7.72%) Software Engineering
8 22 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.07%) Project Management
9 21 (6.75%) MVC
10 18 (5.79%) Software Testing
10 18 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (5.79%) Change Control
11 17 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.47%) Regression Testing
12 16 (5.14%) Data Management
12 16 (5.14%) Test Automation
13 15 (4.82%) Waterfall
13 15 (4.82%) Risk Management
14 14 (4.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 89 (28.62%) SQL
2 58 (18.65%) Java
3 47 (15.11%) C#
4 37 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 31 (9.97%) Python
6 27 (8.68%) Perl
7 17 (5.47%) PL/SQL
8 13 (4.18%) C++
9 11 (3.54%) VBScript
10 8 (2.57%) C
10 8 (2.57%) Scala
11 7 (2.25%) VBA
11 7 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.93%) Ruby
13 5 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.61%) PHP
14 4 (1.29%) COBOL
14 4 (1.29%) ECMAScript
14 4 (1.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 49 (15.76%) Degree
2 18 (5.79%) ISEB
3 17 (5.47%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.89%) CISA
4 9 (2.89%) CISSP
4 9 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.57%) BC Cleared
5 8 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.57%) CISM
6 6 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.64%) MCTS
7 2 (0.64%) PhD
7 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.64%) MCAD
8 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.57%) COBIT
2 8 (2.57%) BS25999
3 3 (0.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.64%) GAMP
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.54%) Puppet
2 8 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.29%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.50%) Oracle
3 14 (4.50%) IBM
4 8 (2.57%) Informatica
5 7 (2.25%) HP
6 5 (1.61%) SAP
6 5 (1.61%) VMware
7 4 (1.29%) Telerik
7 4 (1.29%) Actimize
7 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.29%) Cognos
7 4 (1.29%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.29%) Citrix
7 4 (1.29%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.96%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) Pega
9 1 (0.32%) Zend
9 1 (0.32%) Saba
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
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