Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 68 26
Rank change year-on-year -20 -42 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 69 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.59% 2.96% 7.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.66% 28.28% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 47 44 110
Edinburgh median annual salary £41,500 £43,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.05% +4.22% +2.47%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,600 £70,500 £57,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%

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 236 244 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.74% 10.46% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 140 165 307
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.26% +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £24,750 £30,800 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £64,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,421 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.60% +3.55% +1.91%

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

QA
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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 28 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.86%) Degree
4 18 (25.71%) Scrum
5 16 (22.86%) Selenium
6 14 (20.00%) SQL
6 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (18.57%) Finance
8 10 (14.29%) .NET
9 9 (12.86%) C#
9 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
10 8 (11.43%) Games
10 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.00%) TeamCity
11 7 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (10.00%) Python
11 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.00%) MVC
12 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.57%) Java
12 6 (8.57%) SDLC
12 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.57%) DevOps
12 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing

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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 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.43%) MQTT
2 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) MS Access
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Selenium
2 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.71%) JIRA
4 4 (5.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.86%) Hudson
6 2 (2.86%) NUnit
6 2 (2.86%) Protractor
6 2 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.43%) Maven
7 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Games
3 4 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Developer
2 10 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 10 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Developer in Test
4 5 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Tester
5 4 (5.71%) Database Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (5.71%) QA Leader
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
5 4 (5.71%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (7.14%) RESTful
4 4 (5.71%) Angular 2
4 4 (5.71%) React
5 3 (4.29%) HTML
5 3 (4.29%) OAuth2
5 3 (4.29%) Web Services
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.86%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) SOAP
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.43%) Django
7 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.43%) jQuery
7 1 (1.43%) Laravel
7 1 (1.43%) Node.js
7 1 (1.43%) React Native
7 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Scrum
4 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.00%) MVC
5 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.57%) DevOps
6 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.57%) SDLC
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.14%) Coaching
7 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.14%) SDET
7 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Microservices
8 4 (5.71%) Prototyping
8 4 (5.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.00%) Python
4 6 (8.57%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Scala
6 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) Tcl
7 2 (2.86%) VBA
8 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.43%) Go
8 1 (1.43%) R
8 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.43%) VB
8 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.86%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) vSphere
2 2 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe
4 1 (1.43%) Apigee
4 1 (1.43%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) PayPal
4 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.43%) Xamarin