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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 2.39% - 17.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% - 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 16
Average salary £50,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
16 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 7.66% 13.33% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 18
Average salary £58,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £39,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,450 £45,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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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

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (85.71%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (85.71%) Technical Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB