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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 50 23
Rank change year-on-year -26 -27  
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 43 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.00% 3.59% 8.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.47% 24.57% 46.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 82
Median salary £38,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 91 175 254
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.29% 14.62% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 48 102 181
Median salary £40,000 £53,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.58% +19.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (40.48%) Test Automation
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.81%) Selenium
6 9 (21.43%) SDLC
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.05%) Linux
8 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 6 (14.29%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Test Management
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.90%) TDD
9 5 (11.90%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
9 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Python
9 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
9 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
9 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (11.90%) BDD
9 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy

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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 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) NUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Protractor
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
5 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.05%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Database Developer
4 5 (11.90%) QA Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) QA Tester
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Database Developer
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Developer
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) QA Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.52%) Unix Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Unix Technical Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) SWIFT
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (21.43%) SDLC
7 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.90%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) ETL
9 4 (9.52%) Load Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
1 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Sybase
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
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