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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 196 157 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.15% 4.22% 3.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.55% 50.16% 48.61%
Number of salaries quoted 133 78 59
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,950 £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
366 313 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.48% 8.42% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 246 192 121
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 +15 119 £40,000 - 11
Glasgow +12 54 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Stirling - 8 £37,500 -
West Lothian +1 7 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Dundee -1 6 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Argyll and Bute -1 2 £29,750 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £65,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 144 (40.11%) Finance
2 116 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (31.48%) SDLC
4 101 (28.13%) Banking
5 82 (22.84%) SQL
6 80 (22.28%) Analytical Skills
7 78 (21.73%) Degree
8 69 (19.22%) Java
9 63 (17.55%) JavaScript
10 61 (16.99%) Automated Testing
11 54 (15.04%) Web Services
11 54 (15.04%) Mentoring
12 51 (14.21%) HTML
12 51 (14.21%) Project Management
13 48 (13.37%) Test Scripting
14 47 (13.09%) Computer Science
14 47 (13.09%) Microsoft
15 46 (12.81%) Selenium
16 41 (11.42%) UNIX
16 41 (11.42%) Scrum
17 40 (11.14%) Python
17 40 (11.14%) Test Management
18 37 (10.31%) Linux
19 36 (10.03%) TDD
19 36 (10.03%) Software Testing
19 36 (10.03%) Coaching
20 35 (9.75%) Retail
20 35 (9.75%) Telecoms
21 34 (9.47%) Change Management
22 33 (9.19%) Perl

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 31 (8.64%) WebSphere
2 24 (6.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (6.13%) Apache
3 22 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 11 (3.06%) IIS
6 9 (2.51%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.67%) CMS
8 5 (1.39%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.11%) Mule
9 4 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.11%) Drupal
10 2 (0.56%) WordPress
11 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 23 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.67%) MS Project
2 6 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Global One
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.56%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.95%) SaaS
3 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.80%) Internet
2 7 (1.95%) 3G
2 7 (1.95%) Wireless
2 7 (1.95%) 2G
2 7 (1.95%) WiMAX
2 7 (1.95%) RNC
2 7 (1.95%) LTE
2 7 (1.95%) 4G
2 7 (1.95%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (1.95%) GSM
2 7 (1.95%) UMTS
3 4 (1.11%) LAN
3 4 (1.11%) WAN
3 4 (1.11%) DNS
4 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.56%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.24%) MySQL
4 24 (6.69%) RDBMS
4 24 (6.69%) DB2
5 12 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.06%) DTS
6 11 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.39%) UniData
9 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.11%) Big Data
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.84%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.84%) QlikView
11 3 (0.84%) VLDB
11 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 46 (12.81%) Selenium
2 33 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.96%) HP UFT
4 16 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.34%) Ant
6 9 (2.51%) JUnit
6 9 (2.51%) JIRA
7 7 (1.95%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.67%) Bugzilla
8 6 (1.67%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.67%) FogBugz
9 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.84%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.84%) Subversion
11 3 (0.84%) Hudson
12 2 (0.56%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.56%) MorphX
12 2 (0.56%) JMeter
12 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
General
1 144 (40.11%) Finance
2 101 (28.13%) Banking
3 35 (9.75%) Retail
3 35 (9.75%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.01%) Games
5 15 (4.18%) Marketing
6 9 (2.51%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.84%) Law
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.84%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.84%) Local Government
8 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (16.99%) Developer
2 59 (16.43%) Analyst
3 52 (14.48%) QA Engineer
4 30 (8.36%) Test Analyst
5 29 (8.08%) Tester
6 26 (7.24%) Test Manager
7 23 (6.41%) Java Developer
8 19 (5.29%) Technical Specialist
9 18 (5.01%) Test Engineer
10 17 (4.74%) Software Engineer
10 17 (4.74%) Automation Tester
11 14 (3.90%) QA Analyst
11 14 (3.90%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.90%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.62%) Junior
13 12 (3.34%) Architect
13 12 (3.34%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.34%) SQL Developer
13 12 (3.34%) Test Leader
14 11 (3.06%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.04%) Web Services
2 51 (14.21%) HTML
3 33 (9.19%) CSS
4 29 (8.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 26 (7.24%) .NET
6 24 (6.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 23 (6.41%) JSP
8 22 (6.13%) Servlets
9 21 (5.85%) SOAP
9 21 (5.85%) XML
9 21 (5.85%) HTML5
10 20 (5.57%) ASP.NET
11 19 (5.29%) CGI
12 13 (3.62%) JMS
12 13 (3.62%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.34%) Sass
13 12 (3.34%) RESTful
14 11 (3.06%) LESS
15 9 (2.51%) FIXML
15 9 (2.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (22.28%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (13.09%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.62%) User Experience
4 12 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.67%) PMI
7 5 (1.39%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.39%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.11%) Xbox
8 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.11%) Wiki
8 4 (1.11%) Equities
8 4 (1.11%) Derivative
8 4 (1.11%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.84%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.28%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.42%) UNIX
2 37 (10.31%) Linux
3 21 (5.85%) Debian
4 18 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 17 (4.74%) Android
6 13 (3.62%) Windows
7 6 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.48%) SDLC
3 61 (16.99%) Automated Testing
4 54 (15.04%) Mentoring
5 51 (14.21%) Project Management
6 48 (13.37%) Test Scripting
7 41 (11.42%) Scrum
8 40 (11.14%) Test Management
9 36 (10.03%) Coaching
9 36 (10.03%) TDD
9 36 (10.03%) Software Testing
10 34 (9.47%) Change Management
11 31 (8.64%) Software Engineering
12 30 (8.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (8.08%) Test Strategy
13 29 (8.08%) Regression Testing
14 28 (7.80%) OO
14 28 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (6.96%) Release Management
16 24 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 82 (22.84%) SQL
2 69 (19.22%) Java
3 63 (17.55%) JavaScript
4 40 (11.14%) Python
5 33 (9.19%) Perl
6 27 (7.52%) C#
7 16 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.62%) Ruby
9 11 (3.06%) VBA
9 11 (3.06%) PHP
10 7 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.39%) C
11 5 (1.39%) XPath
12 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.84%) C++
14 2 (0.56%) X++
14 2 (0.56%) Korn
15 1 (0.28%) Erlang
15 1 (0.28%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 78 (21.73%) Degree
2 33 (9.19%) ISTQB
3 22 (6.13%) ISEB
4 11 (3.06%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (1.67%) CSQA
8 5 (1.39%) CISA
8 5 (1.39%) PMP
9 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CISM
10 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) CRISC
11 1 (0.28%) CCNA
11 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.39%) TickIT
2 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) COBIT
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.11%) XenApp
2 4 (1.11%) XenDesktop
2 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.34%) Puppet
2 12 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.95%) Control-M
4 2 (0.56%) Foglight
Vendors
1 47 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.91%) Oracle
3 20 (5.57%) HP
4 7 (1.95%) Nortel
4 7 (1.95%) Ericsson
4 7 (1.95%) Nokia
4 7 (1.95%) VMware
5 6 (1.67%) Perforce
6 5 (1.39%) Informatica
7 4 (1.11%) Citrix
7 4 (1.11%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.11%) GoldenSource
8 3 (0.84%) Teradata
8 3 (0.84%) SAP
8 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.56%) Siebel
9 2 (0.56%) Sybase
9 2 (0.56%) CA
9 2 (0.56%) Hyland
9 2 (0.56%) Reuters
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