Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 89 74
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -49
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 52 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.23% 2.06% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.86% 26.00% 22.49%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 46
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,475 £25,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,575 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 338 200 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.22% 7.94% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 191 120 219
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,100 £27,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,125 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.43% -4.12% -

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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 32 (56.14%) Test Automation
2 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Selenium
4 19 (33.33%) SQL
5 16 (28.07%) Python
5 16 (28.07%) Scrum
6 14 (24.56%) Finance
7 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
9 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.79%) BDD
10 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
10 8 (14.04%) Analytics
10 8 (14.04%) DevOps
10 8 (14.04%) Protractor
10 8 (14.04%) .NET
10 8 (14.04%) C#
10 8 (14.04%) Java
11 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.28%) SDLC
11 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (10.53%) Banking

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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 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Network Security
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) Protractor
2 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
3 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.26%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.51%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) TestRail
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Private Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) QA Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) QA Manager
4 5 (8.77%) QA Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) QA Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
5 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.75%) Kafka
6 1 (1.75%) React
6 1 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.51%) Fintech
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Android
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) CentOS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Test Automation
2 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) Scrum
4 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
6 9 (15.79%) BDD
7 8 (14.04%) Analytics
7 8 (14.04%) DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.28%) SDLC
8 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.53%) Data Management
9 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Data Analytics
10 5 (8.77%) Defect Management
10 5 (8.77%) Line Management
10 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (28.07%) Python
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) C#
4 8 (14.04%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) PHP
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.51%) R
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) ISEB
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) PhD
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Tableau
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Borland
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
4 1 (1.75%) Juniper
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) TIBCO