Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 87 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 -47
Permanent jobs citing QA 84 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.29% 2.60% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.07% 30.43% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 48 47 45
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £58,250 £55,600 £70,250
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 289 230 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.31% 8.54% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 179 138 177
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.98% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,750 £30,950
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £44,676 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.12% - +6.25%

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 56 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (39.29%) Selenium
4 26 (30.95%) Finance
5 24 (28.57%) SQL
6 20 (23.81%) Scrum
7 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
7 19 (22.62%) SDLC
8 18 (21.43%) C#
9 15 (17.86%) SpecFlow
10 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 14 (16.67%) Python
10 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (15.48%) Cucumber
11 13 (15.48%) Gherkin
11 13 (15.48%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (15.48%) Ranorex
11 13 (15.48%) API Testing
12 12 (14.29%) BDD
13 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
13 10 (11.90%) TDD
13 10 (11.90%) QA Automation
13 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
14 9 (10.71%) Protractor
14 9 (10.71%) Task Automation
15 8 (9.52%) Java
15 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
15 8 (9.52%) ISEB

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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 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) Big Data
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
3 1 (1.19%) GIS
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (39.29%) Selenium
2 15 (17.86%) SpecFlow
3 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 13 (15.48%) Cucumber
4 13 (15.48%) Ranorex
5 9 (10.71%) Protractor
6 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.38%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.38%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.38%) JIRA
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.38%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.38%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.19%) webpack
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Legal
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) QA Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) QA Automation Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) Test Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) Tester
5 10 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) QA Manager
7 8 (9.52%) Software Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Software Tester
10 5 (5.95%) QA Tester
11 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.76%) Development Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) QA Leader
11 4 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
11 4 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) Gherkin
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) pytest
4 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.38%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) React
4 2 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) CGI
5 1 (1.19%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.19%) Kafka
5 1 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.19%) Redux
5 1 (1.19%) Velocity
5 1 (1.19%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Virtual Team
2 6 (7.14%) Fintech
3 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) Scrum
4 19 (22.62%) SDLC
4 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 13 (15.48%) API Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.48%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (14.29%) BDD
8 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
8 10 (11.90%) QA Automation
8 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.90%) TDD
8 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.71%) Task Automation
10 8 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.52%) Test Management
10 8 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) SQL
2 18 (21.43%) C#
3 14 (16.67%) Python
4 8 (9.52%) Java
4 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) ES6
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) ES7
6 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) ISEB
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.19%) ESRI
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) Xamarin