The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 78 72 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 -38  
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 22 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.51% 1.66% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 11.96% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 41
Median salary £52,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £66,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 85 184 273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.55% 13.86% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 66 132 146
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for QA in Edinburgh

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Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (37.78%) SDLC
2 16 (35.56%) Banking
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.89%) Selenium
5 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (22.22%) Scrum
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle
6 10 (22.22%) Linux
7 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
8 8 (17.78%) Unix
8 8 (17.78%) MQSeries
8 8 (17.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (17.78%) SWIFT
9 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.33%) Retail
10 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.33%) BDD
10 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.11%) Coaching
11 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
11 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) MQSeries
1 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) FrameMaker
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) RoboHelp
1 1 (2.22%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) MSTest
3 4 (8.89%) NUnit
3 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
3 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.67%) Robot Framework
4 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
5 2 (4.44%) Ant
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 16 (35.56%) Banking
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 6 (13.33%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Games
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.44%) German Language
5 2 (4.44%) Italian Language
5 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Technical Specialist
2 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle Specialist
4 5 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) SWIFT Specialist
4 5 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Unix Specialist
4 5 (11.11%) Unix Technical Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Software Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Software QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.89%) .NET
4 3 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) SWIFT
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.44%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Fintech
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) SDLC
2 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.33%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Coaching
9 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Test Management
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (8.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.11%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PMO
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) XenApp
1 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) F5
3 2 (4.44%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
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