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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 6.67% 3.51% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £36,750 £39,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.76% -22.77%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 West Lothian region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 28.33% 10.53% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 3
Average salary £22,500 £39,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.30% -22.77%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
Livingston +3 3 £36,000 -7.69%
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) System Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Cash Management
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) System Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft