Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 57 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 71 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.42% 4.43% 5.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.13% 46.71% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 55 76
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.57% +27.97%
10th Percentile £28,225 £28,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £51,675 £59,500 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +5.26%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 139 152 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.21% 9.49% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 60 98 140
Median annual salary £42,250 £42,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% -7.61% +8.24%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £25,225
90th Percentile £50,425 £68,970 £60,500
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Glasgow

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Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Salary trend for QA in Glasgow

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Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) Scrum
3 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
4 37 (69.81%) OO
4 37 (69.81%) Artificial Intelligence
4 37 (69.81%) Mentoring
5 36 (67.92%) Microservices
5 36 (67.92%) Java
5 36 (67.92%) Finance
6 35 (66.04%) C#
6 35 (66.04%) Ceridian
7 32 (60.38%) SaaS
7 32 (60.38%) C++
7 32 (60.38%) SDLC
7 32 (60.38%) Sprint Retrospective
8 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
8 30 (56.60%) SQL
9 23 (43.40%) .NET
10 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
11 21 (39.62%) .NET Framework
11 21 (39.62%) React
12 17 (32.08%) Backbone.js
12 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
12 17 (32.08%) Express
12 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
13 15 (28.30%) Performance Testing
13 15 (28.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (28.30%) FitNesse
13 15 (28.30%) jQuery
13 15 (28.30%) JMeter

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 32 (60.38%) SaaS
2 8 (15.09%) Azure
3 3 (5.66%) npm
4 1 (1.89%) AWS
4 1 (1.89%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DNS
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) OpenVPN
1 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.89%) SSL
1 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) FitNesse
1 15 (28.30%) JMeter
1 15 (28.30%) SpecFlow
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) Babel
4 3 (5.66%) Selenium
4 3 (5.66%) webpack
5 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.89%) Gradle
6 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.89%) JUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (1.89%) Mocha
6 1 (1.89%) Protractor
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) Travis CI
General
1 36 (67.92%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) German Language
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 21 (39.62%) Software Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.55%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior QA Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Workforce Management Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Developer
7 3 (5.66%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) .NET
2 21 (39.62%) .NET Framework
2 21 (39.62%) React
3 17 (32.08%) AngularJS
3 17 (32.08%) Backbone.js
3 17 (32.08%) Express
4 15 (28.30%) jQuery
5 12 (22.64%) Dojo
6 5 (9.43%) CSS
6 5 (9.43%) CSS3
6 5 (9.43%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) HTML5
7 4 (7.55%) Ajax
7 4 (7.55%) Redux
8 3 (5.66%) DOM
8 3 (5.66%) Ext JS
8 3 (5.66%) Immutable.js
8 3 (5.66%) JSON
8 3 (5.66%) LESS
8 3 (5.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Robotics
4 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) Scrum
3 37 (69.81%) Artificial Intelligence
3 37 (69.81%) Mentoring
3 37 (69.81%) OO
4 36 (67.92%) Microservices
5 32 (60.38%) SDLC
5 32 (60.38%) Sprint Retrospective
6 22 (41.51%) Test Automation
7 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
8 15 (28.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (28.30%) Performance Testing
9 14 (26.42%) WFM
10 10 (18.87%) Code Coverage
10 10 (18.87%) Product Requirements
11 9 (16.98%) ERP
12 8 (15.09%) Prototyping
13 7 (13.21%) DevOps
13 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
14 6 (11.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (67.92%) Java
2 35 (66.04%) C#
3 32 (60.38%) C++
4 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
4 30 (56.60%) SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) Groovy
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 35 (66.04%) Ceridian
3 2 (3.77%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) SAP