The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 2.94% - 10.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 88.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 15
Average salary £46,750 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Scotland

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 Stirling region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stirling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 5.88% 10.77% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 17
Average salary £46,750 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.87% -2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

QA
Salary Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stirling region.

QA Salary Trend in Stirling

QA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Product Management
3 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Reuters
4 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Reference Data

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Stirling 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Manager
2 6 (66.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Change Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Product Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Reuters
1 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg