The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 91 - 83
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.090% - 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% - 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 11
Median salary £42,500 - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1058 1235 1293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.49% 93.42% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 681 832 784
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Edinburgh

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Edinburgh

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) MSTest
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) MSTest
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
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