Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 81 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -32 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 51 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.54% 2.34% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.44% 29.82% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 60
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% -7.78%
10th Percentile £28,875 £32,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,625 £72,500 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -7.98%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 303 171 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.31% 7.83% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 170 127 266
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -7.37% +10.47%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,900 £32,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.98% +7.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for QA.

1 36 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Finance
3 16 (23.53%) DevOps
4 15 (22.06%) Docker
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 14 (20.59%) Degree
5 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (19.12%) Ansible
7 12 (17.65%) Puppet
7 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
8 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.71%) SQL
10 9 (13.24%) Selenium
11 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 8 (11.76%) .NET
11 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
11 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
11 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (11.76%) Coaching
11 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.76%) Kubernetes
12 7 (10.29%) SDLC
12 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (10.29%) Retail Banking
12 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.82%) Computer Science

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.94%) SaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Office 365
5 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) LAN
1 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.47%) MQTT
2 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.94%) GIS
3 2 (2.94%) MS Access
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.94%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) QGIS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.35%) Subversion
5 4 (5.88%) GoCD
5 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.94%) Protractor
7 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.47%) Gradle
8 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.47%) Maven
8 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.47%) Trac
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail Banking
3 6 (8.82%) Games
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) QA Leader
5 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.35%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
7 4 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Transformation Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
1 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (5.88%) React
3 3 (4.41%) Angular 2
3 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.41%) OAuth2
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) Laravel
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.47%) CSS3
5 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.47%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.47%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) RESTful
5 1 (1.47%) Sass
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Photography
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) DevOps
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.76%) Coaching
7 7 (10.29%) SDLC
7 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) TDD
8 6 (8.82%) Test Management
8 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.35%) MVC
9 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.82%) C#
4 4 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (4.41%) Java
5 3 (4.41%) Scala
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VBA
7 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Go
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) R
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.47%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) GCP
2 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (1.47%) BS7666
System Software
1 15 (22.06%) Docker
2 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) Ansible
2 12 (17.65%) Puppet
3 8 (11.76%) Kubernetes
3 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.88%) Consul
4 4 (5.88%) Perfmon
4 4 (5.88%) Rundeck
4 4 (5.88%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe
3 1 (1.47%) Apigee
3 1 (1.47%) Apple
3 1 (1.47%) ESRI
3 1 (1.47%) Google
3 1 (1.47%) PayPal
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin