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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 206 96 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.72% 3.12% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.82% 35.96% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 138 44 82
Average salary £40,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.61% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,950 £47,750 £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
390 267 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.82% 8.69% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 257 133 188
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +44 123 £40,500 +24.61% 17
Glasgow -7 55 £41,500 +10.66% 2
Stirling - 6 £50,000 -
Fife - 6 £37,500 - 2
Dundee +1 4 £24,500 +8.88%
Aberdeen - 4 £36,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £50,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 113 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (29.86%) Finance
3 102 (28.73%) SQL
4 95 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (22.25%) UNIX
6 72 (20.28%) Java
7 60 (16.90%) Linux
8 57 (16.06%) Coaching
9 56 (15.77%) Microsoft
9 56 (15.77%) Banking
10 55 (15.49%) Automated Testing
11 54 (15.21%) .NET
12 53 (14.93%) Windows
13 52 (14.65%) XML
14 51 (14.37%) C#
15 47 (13.24%) Retail
16 46 (12.96%) Degree
16 46 (12.96%) Perl
17 44 (12.39%) Oracle
18 40 (11.27%) SQL Server
18 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
19 38 (10.70%) Change Management
20 37 (10.42%) Project Management
20 37 (10.42%) Relational Database
20 37 (10.42%) Mentoring
21 35 (9.86%) Selenium
21 35 (9.86%) HTML
22 33 (9.30%) Python
23 32 (9.01%) Internet
23 32 (9.01%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (6.20%) WebLogic
2 17 (4.79%) Apache
3 16 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.23%) MQSeries
5 13 (3.66%) SAS
5 13 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.38%) CICS
7 9 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.25%) CMS
9 6 (1.69%) Jetty
9 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.13%) IIS
11 4 (1.13%) nginx
12 3 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (0.28%) Node.js
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.28%) MTS
13 1 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 31 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.66%) MS Project
4 9 (2.54%) MS Office
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.13%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.01%) Internet
2 8 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.97%) DNS
3 7 (1.97%) VoIP
3 7 (1.97%) HTTP
4 5 (1.41%) LAN
4 5 (1.41%) WAN
5 4 (1.13%) ATM
5 4 (1.13%) DHCP
5 4 (1.13%) FTP
5 4 (1.13%) IPsec
6 3 (0.85%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.85%) SMTP
7 2 (0.56%) GPRS
7 2 (0.56%) Intranet
7 2 (0.56%) Firewall
8 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.42%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.63%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.66%) DB2
4 13 (3.66%) MySQL
5 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.13%) Big Data
9 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.13%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.13%) DataStage
10 3 (0.85%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (0.28%) KDB
Development Applications
1 35 (9.86%) Selenium
2 26 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 26 (7.32%) JIRA
3 15 (4.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (3.94%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.82%) Bugzilla
7 10 (2.82%) Hudson
8 9 (2.54%) FogBugz
8 9 (2.54%) Subversion
8 9 (2.54%) JUnit
9 8 (2.25%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.69%) Fiddler
11 5 (1.41%) Maven
12 4 (1.13%) Ant
12 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.13%) FishEye
General
1 106 (29.86%) Finance
2 56 (15.77%) Banking
3 47 (13.24%) Retail
4 14 (3.94%) Games
5 11 (3.10%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.13%) Automotive
7 4 (1.13%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.13%) Marketing
7 4 (1.13%) German Language
7 4 (1.13%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.13%) Turkish Language
8 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) Front Office
8 3 (0.85%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (20.56%) Analyst
2 55 (15.49%) Developer
3 45 (12.68%) QA Engineer
4 33 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 31 (8.73%) Software Engineer
6 24 (6.76%) Tester
6 24 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 24 (6.76%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.07%) Technical Specialist
7 18 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (4.79%) Architect
8 17 (4.79%) Test Analyst
9 14 (3.94%) Business Analyst
9 14 (3.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (3.94%) PMO Analyst
10 13 (3.66%) QA Automation Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Automation Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 13 (3.66%) QA Analyst
11 12 (3.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.21%) .NET
2 52 (14.65%) XML
3 35 (9.86%) HTML
4 25 (7.04%) ASP.NET
5 20 (5.63%) Servlets
5 20 (5.63%) J2EE
6 19 (5.35%) CSS
7 17 (4.79%) Web Services
7 17 (4.79%) HTML5
8 16 (4.51%) jQuery
8 16 (4.51%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.23%) JSP
10 13 (3.66%) WCF
11 11 (3.10%) CGI
12 10 (2.82%) XSLT
12 10 (2.82%) SOAP
12 10 (2.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (2.54%) FIXML
14 8 (2.25%) LINQ
15 7 (1.97%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 95 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.94%) User Experience
4 12 (3.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (3.38%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.25%) Replication
6 7 (1.97%) Clustering
7 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.41%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.41%) Derivative
9 4 (1.13%) VSAM
9 4 (1.13%) Chip Card
9 4 (1.13%) Telematics
9 4 (1.13%) Blog
10 3 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.85%) Social Gaming
10 3 (0.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 79 (22.25%) UNIX
2 60 (16.90%) Linux
3 53 (14.93%) Windows
4 16 (4.51%) AIX
5 11 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.10%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.82%) Debian
7 8 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.25%) Android
8 4 (1.13%) zOS
9 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.06%) Coaching
3 55 (15.49%) Automated Testing
4 38 (10.70%) Change Management
5 37 (10.42%) Project Management
5 37 (10.42%) Mentoring
6 32 (9.01%) Software Engineering
7 27 (7.61%) Regression Testing
7 27 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (7.61%) OO
8 26 (7.32%) Test Scripting
9 24 (6.76%) Scrum
9 24 (6.76%) Software Testing
10 22 (6.20%) Manual Testing
11 21 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (5.92%) MVC
12 20 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.63%) Release Management
13 19 (5.35%) Change Control
14 18 (5.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (28.73%) SQL
2 72 (20.28%) Java
3 51 (14.37%) C#
4 46 (12.96%) Perl
5 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 33 (9.30%) Python
7 24 (6.76%) PL/SQL
8 18 (5.07%) C++
9 12 (3.38%) C
10 10 (2.82%) PHP
10 10 (2.82%) Ruby
11 9 (2.54%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.25%) VBScript
12 8 (2.25%) Assembly Language
12 8 (2.25%) REXX
12 8 (2.25%) COBOL
12 8 (2.25%) JCL
12 8 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.97%) VBA
14 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (12.96%) Degree
2 25 (7.04%) ISEB
3 23 (6.48%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) MCTS
7 2 (0.56%) PhD
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) MCAD
8 1 (0.28%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) CISSP
8 1 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.56%) GAMP
3 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) Xen
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.38%) Puppet
2 10 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.25%) CA Endevor
3 8 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.39%) Oracle
3 18 (5.07%) IBM
4 9 (2.54%) VMware
5 8 (2.25%) Informatica
6 7 (1.97%) HP
7 5 (1.41%) Dell
7 5 (1.41%) SAP
8 4 (1.13%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.13%) Cognos
8 4 (1.13%) Citrix
8 4 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.13%) Actimize
8 4 (1.13%) Google
8 4 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.13%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.13%) Twitter
9 3 (0.85%) Avaya
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco
10 2 (0.56%) JBoss
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Deloitte
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
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