The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Fife
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife 8.33% 13.79% 6.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 36.36% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 4
Median salary - £27,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Fife with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Fife
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 6 11 9
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 25.00% 37.93% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 7
Median salary £26,500 £27,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.63% -45.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 Fife

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Salary Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Fife.

Salary trend for QA in Fife

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Fife region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) EMV
2 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) UX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (50.00%) EMV
1 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree