The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 85 162 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.63% 5.23% 4.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 47.65% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 50 99 103
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £32,300 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
190 340 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.11% 10.97% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 124 197 208
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,150 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Scotland

QA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 54 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Edinburgh -31 24 £44,500 -1.11% 4
Fife +6 5 £29,000 +5.45%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for QA.

1 96 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.48%) Finance
3 55 (29.57%) Degree
4 51 (27.42%) SQL
5 50 (26.88%) Java
6 44 (23.66%) Selenium
7 41 (22.04%) Scrum
7 41 (22.04%) SDLC
8 31 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 28 (15.05%) JavaScript
9 28 (15.05%) SQL Server
10 27 (14.52%) Oracle
10 27 (14.52%) Test Scripting
11 26 (13.98%) Manual Testing
11 26 (13.98%) Python
12 25 (13.44%) Project Management
12 25 (13.44%) C#
12 25 (13.44%) Banking
13 24 (12.90%) Computer Science
13 24 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (12.37%) Test Strategy
15 22 (11.83%) Automation Testing
15 22 (11.83%) Test Automation
16 21 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (11.29%) MVC
16 21 (11.29%) TDD
16 21 (11.29%) Games
17 19 (10.22%) .NET
17 19 (10.22%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.15%) CMS
2 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.54%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.54%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.38%) SaaS
2 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.08%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) Internet
1 5 (2.69%) VoIP
2 4 (2.15%) LAN
2 4 (2.15%) WAN
3 2 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) MySQL
3 7 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 44 (23.66%) Selenium
2 21 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.14%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.99%) Robot Framework
6 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.84%) JIRA
8 8 (4.30%) Ant
9 7 (3.76%) Bugzilla
9 7 (3.76%) HP UFT
10 6 (3.23%) MSTest
11 5 (2.69%) JBehave
11 5 (2.69%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.15%) FitNesse
12 4 (2.15%) FogBugz
12 4 (2.15%) RSpec
13 3 (1.61%) Appium
13 3 (1.61%) JUnit
13 3 (1.61%) Subversion
13 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (35.48%) Finance
2 25 (13.44%) Banking
3 21 (11.29%) Games
4 17 (9.14%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.99%) Retail
6 10 (5.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.61%) Law
8 2 (1.08%) Billing
8 2 (1.08%) German Language
8 2 (1.08%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.08%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (18.82%) QA Engineer
2 28 (15.05%) Tester
3 26 (13.98%) Analyst
4 23 (12.37%) Developer
5 18 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Junior
7 12 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.91%) Architect
8 11 (5.91%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (5.91%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.38%) Programmer
9 10 (5.38%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.30%) QA Tester
12 7 (3.76%) Consultant
13 6 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
13 6 (3.23%) Junior Software Tester
13 6 (3.23%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.22%) .NET
1 19 (10.22%) Web Services
2 15 (8.06%) CSS
2 15 (8.06%) HTML
3 13 (6.99%) AngularJS
4 12 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.91%) REST
6 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (4.84%) Ember.js
7 9 (4.84%) jQuery
7 9 (4.84%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (3.23%) RESTful
10 5 (2.69%) Node.js
11 4 (2.15%) PhoneGap
11 4 (2.15%) SOAP
12 3 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
12 3 (1.61%) XML
13 2 (1.08%) OpenEmbedded
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.84%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.76%) Derivative
5 6 (3.23%) Chip and PIN
5 6 (3.23%) EMV
5 6 (3.23%) Smartcard
5 6 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.69%) Clustering
6 5 (2.69%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.69%) Replication
7 4 (2.15%) Biometrics
7 4 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.15%) User Experience
7 4 (2.15%) Wiki
8 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.14%) Windows
2 13 (6.99%) Linux
3 11 (5.91%) Unix
4 10 (5.38%) Android
5 8 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.04%) Scrum
2 41 (22.04%) SDLC
3 31 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 27 (14.52%) Test Scripting
5 26 (13.98%) Manual Testing
6 25 (13.44%) Project Management
7 24 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (12.37%) Test Strategy
9 22 (11.83%) Automation Testing
9 22 (11.83%) Test Automation
10 21 (11.29%) MVC
10 21 (11.29%) TDD
11 19 (10.22%) Coaching
11 19 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (9.14%) Mentoring
13 16 (8.60%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (8.06%) Automated Testing
14 15 (8.06%) Data Analysis
15 14 (7.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.42%) SQL
2 50 (26.88%) Java
3 28 (15.05%) JavaScript
4 26 (13.98%) Python
5 25 (13.44%) C#
6 14 (7.53%) C
7 10 (5.38%) Fortran
7 10 (5.38%) TypeScript
8 9 (4.84%) VB
9 8 (4.30%) PHP
9 8 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.69%) Ruby
11 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.61%) C++
12 3 (1.61%) Perl
13 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (29.57%) Degree
2 9 (4.84%) ISEB
2 9 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.15%) CCNA
3 4 (2.15%) CCNP
3 4 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.08%) PhD
5 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) CISA
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) CRISC
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) MCSE
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) MiFID
3 1 (0.54%) SDET
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.15%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.15%) XenApp
1 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) Ansible
2 1 (0.54%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 27 (14.52%) Oracle
2 18 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.69%) Cisco
3 5 (2.69%) Citrix
4 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.15%) F5
4 4 (2.15%) Juniper
4 4 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (2.15%) VMware
5 3 (1.61%) HP
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.08%) IBM
6 2 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Apple
7 1 (0.54%) BT
7 1 (0.54%) Terracotta
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £31000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension,health
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Posted: 26 days ago