The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 13 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.45% 7.81% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 25.00% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 West Lothian region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.91% 31.25% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 4
Median salary £26,000 £32,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -0.76%
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of job ads across the West Lothian region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

QA
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

QA Salary Trend in West Lothian

QA
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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
Livingston -1 3 £30,000 -14.28%
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft