The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 95 89
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.32% 0.083% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.087% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 11
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

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 1175 1155 1320
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.83% 95.93% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 725 662 828
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Edinburgh

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) Sybase
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) MSTest
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase