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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 55 80
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 144 122 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.52% 3.67% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% 41.36% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 103 63 56
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,800 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £59,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
300 295 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 9.42% 8.86% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 197 174 146
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +11 88 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Glasgow -11 30 £40,000 - 5
Fife +7 10 £35,250 +60.22%
Aberdeen +15 6 £41,500 -30.83% 1
Stirling - 2 £46,750 -
Argyll and Bute - 2 £29,000 -
West Lothian -1 1 £39,000 -22.77% 1
Dundee -1 1 £42,500 +88.88%
Renfrewshire -7 1 £50,000 +42.85% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 120 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (32.86%) Finance
3 88 (25.14%) SQL
4 78 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (21.14%) Java
6 68 (19.43%) Banking
7 62 (17.71%) Degree
8 60 (17.14%) UNIX
9 58 (16.57%) Linux
10 51 (14.57%) Automated Testing
11 50 (14.29%) Retail
12 47 (13.43%) .NET
13 45 (12.86%) Microsoft
13 45 (12.86%) Coaching
14 44 (12.57%) C#
15 40 (11.43%) JavaScript
16 39 (11.14%) Perl
17 38 (10.86%) XML
18 36 (10.29%) Oracle
18 36 (10.29%) Project Management
19 35 (10.00%) Change Management
19 35 (10.00%) Mentoring
20 34 (9.71%) Test Scripting
21 32 (9.14%) SQL Server
21 32 (9.14%) MS Excel
22 31 (8.86%) Selenium
22 31 (8.86%) Relational Database
23 30 (8.57%) HTML
24 29 (8.29%) ISEB
24 29 (8.29%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 21 (6.00%) WebLogic
2 18 (5.14%) Apache
3 17 (4.86%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.29%) MQSeries
4 15 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.00%) SAS
6 11 (3.14%) CICS
7 9 (2.57%) CMS
8 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.71%) Jetty
9 5 (1.43%) MTS
9 5 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.14%) nginx
10 4 (1.14%) IIS
11 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.57%) JBoss
13 1 (0.29%) Documentum
13 1 (0.29%) Confluence
13 1 (0.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 32 (9.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.71%) MS Project
3 11 (3.14%) MS Office
4 7 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.43%) SaaS
3 4 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.14%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.00%) Internet
2 7 (2.00%) HTTP
2 7 (2.00%) DNS
3 6 (1.71%) LAN
3 6 (1.71%) WAN
4 5 (1.43%) ATM
5 4 (1.14%) DHCP
5 4 (1.14%) FTP
5 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.14%) IPsec
6 3 (0.86%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.86%) Firewall
6 3 (0.86%) SMTP
7 2 (0.57%) GPRS
7 2 (0.57%) VoIP
7 2 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 14 (4.00%) MySQL
5 11 (3.14%) DB2
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.14%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.14%) DataStage
9 4 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.14%) Big Data
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.86%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 31 (8.86%) Selenium
2 22 (6.29%) JIRA
3 21 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.14%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (3.14%) Bugzilla
7 10 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.57%) FogBugz
9 8 (2.29%) Subversion
9 8 (2.29%) JUnit
10 6 (1.71%) Ant
11 5 (1.43%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.14%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.14%) Hudson
12 4 (1.14%) Maven
12 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.14%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.57%) JMeter
13 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
General
1 115 (32.86%) Finance
2 68 (19.43%) Banking
3 50 (14.29%) Retail
4 12 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.43%) Games
5 11 (3.14%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.00%) Marketing
8 5 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.14%) Automotive
9 4 (1.14%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.14%) German Language
9 4 (1.14%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.14%) Turkish Language
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
10 3 (0.86%) Front Office
10 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (17.43%) QA Engineer
2 58 (16.57%) Analyst
3 56 (16.00%) Developer
4 34 (9.71%) Test Manager
5 25 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 25 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.57%) Tester
7 21 (6.00%) Software Engineer
8 20 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 20 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
9 17 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 16 (4.57%) Quality Engineer
11 15 (4.29%) Architect
11 15 (4.29%) QA Automation Engineer
11 15 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (4.00%) Test Engineer
13 13 (3.71%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.71%) Business Analyst
13 13 (3.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 12 (3.43%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.43%) .NET
2 38 (10.86%) XML
3 30 (8.57%) HTML
4 25 (7.14%) Web Services
5 23 (6.57%) CSS
6 22 (6.29%) Servlets
6 22 (6.29%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.14%) J2EE
8 15 (4.29%) JSP
9 12 (3.43%) HTML5
10 11 (3.14%) SOAP
10 11 (3.14%) CGI
10 11 (3.14%) .NET Framework
10 11 (3.14%) jQuery
11 9 (2.57%) WCF
11 9 (2.57%) FIXML
12 8 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (2.00%) JMS
13 7 (2.00%) JSTL
14 6 (1.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.29%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.00%) User Experience
4 12 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (3.14%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.71%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.43%) Social Media
8 5 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.43%) EPoS
8 5 (1.43%) Chip Card
9 4 (1.14%) Derivative
9 4 (1.14%) Telematics
9 4 (1.14%) Statistics
9 4 (1.14%) Blog
9 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.14%) UNIX
2 58 (16.57%) Linux
3 26 (7.43%) Windows
4 15 (4.29%) AIX
5 11 (3.14%) Debian
5 11 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.71%) Android
7 3 (0.86%) zOS
7 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.57%) Automated Testing
3 45 (12.86%) Coaching
4 36 (10.29%) Project Management
5 35 (10.00%) Change Management
5 35 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 34 (9.71%) Test Scripting
7 29 (8.29%) Software Testing
8 28 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 25 (7.14%) Test Management
10 24 (6.86%) Regression Testing
10 24 (6.86%) Scrum
10 24 (6.86%) OO
11 23 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (6.57%) Release Management
12 22 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (6.00%) Manual Testing
14 19 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (5.43%) TDD
15 17 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.14%) SQL
2 74 (21.14%) Java
3 44 (12.57%) C#
4 40 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 39 (11.14%) Perl
6 28 (8.00%) Python
7 24 (6.86%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.29%) C++
9 11 (3.14%) Ruby
10 10 (2.86%) VBA
10 10 (2.86%) PHP
11 8 (2.29%) COBOL
11 8 (2.29%) Assembly Language
11 8 (2.29%) REXX
11 8 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.29%) JCL
12 7 (2.00%) C
13 6 (1.71%) VBScript
14 5 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (17.71%) Degree
2 29 (8.29%) ISEB
3 24 (6.86%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.14%) CISA
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.86%) CRISC
7 3 (0.86%) CISM
8 2 (0.57%) MCTS
8 2 (0.57%) MCAD
8 2 (0.57%) PhD
8 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) IRCA
9 1 (0.29%) HNC
9 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.86%) COBIT
3 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) GAMP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) COSO
System Software
1 11 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.14%) Xen
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.00%) Puppet
2 10 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.29%) CA Endevor
4 7 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.29%) Nagios
6 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 45 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.29%) Oracle
3 15 (4.29%) IBM
4 11 (3.14%) VMware
5 8 (2.29%) Informatica
6 7 (2.00%) HP
7 5 (1.43%) Dell
8 4 (1.14%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.14%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.14%) SAP
8 4 (1.14%) Cognos
8 4 (1.14%) Actimize
8 4 (1.14%) Google
9 3 (0.86%) Twitter
9 3 (0.86%) Cisco
9 3 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.86%) Avaya
10 2 (0.57%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.57%) thinkFolio
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