Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 104 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 -55
Permanent jobs citing QA 62 40 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.37% 1.82% 2.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.13% 25.64% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 27 31 32
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,750 £61,250 £46,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -13.25%

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 362 156 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.83% 7.09% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 212 105 241
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,125 £61,250 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +2.27%

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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (59.68%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) Selenium
3 17 (27.42%) DevOps
4 16 (25.81%) Scrum
5 15 (24.19%) SQL
6 14 (22.58%) Ansible
6 14 (22.58%) Docker
7 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (20.97%) Python
8 12 (19.35%) Puppet
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 10 (16.13%) Finance
10 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
11 9 (14.52%) Analytics
11 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
11 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.90%) C#
12 8 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (12.90%) Kubernetes
12 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (11.29%) BDD
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (11.29%) Banking
13 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Java
14 6 (9.68%) .NET

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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 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Network Security
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) GIS
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.61%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Selenium
2 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) Protractor
3 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
3 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (8.06%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.45%) GoCD
5 4 (6.45%) Subversion
6 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.23%) JIRA
6 2 (3.23%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.61%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.61%) TestRail
7 1 (1.61%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Private Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) QA Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Developer
4 5 (8.06%) QA Leader
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Digital Transformation
5 4 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Tester
5 4 (6.45%) Transformation Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Data Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Data Science Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.45%) CSS
3 4 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.61%) CSS3
5 1 (1.61%) HTML5
5 1 (1.61%) LAMP
5 1 (1.61%) Laravel
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.61%) React
5 1 (1.61%) Sass
5 1 (1.61%) Symfony
5 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.61%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.61%) Fintech
5 1 (1.61%) FMCG
5 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.61%) Photography
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Android
3 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
4 1 (1.61%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) DevOps
4 16 (25.81%) Scrum
5 9 (14.52%) Analytics
5 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
5 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.29%) BDD
7 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Data Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) SDLC
8 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.06%) Data Science
9 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Test Management
9 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
10 4 (6.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) Python
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) C#
5 7 (11.29%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.23%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.23%) R
9 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.45%) PhD
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.61%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.45%) GCP
2 1 (1.61%) BS7666
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) Ansible
2 12 (19.35%) Puppet
3 8 (12.90%) Kubernetes
3 8 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.45%) Consul
4 4 (6.45%) Rundeck
4 4 (6.45%) Terraform
5 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Tableau
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Borland
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) ESRI
4 1 (1.61%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Juniper
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Splunk
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO