The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £34,250 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 103 92
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.22% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.40% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 7
Median salary £34,250 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.37% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 895 1258 1122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 96.65% 96.99% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 505 800 742
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Glasgow

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Glasgow

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Glasgow region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) OOP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle