Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 40 89
Rank change year-on-year -7 +49 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 110 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.64% 5.81% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.52% 55.00% 41.05%
Number of salaries quoted 32 80 33
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% +4.29%
10th Percentile £27,775 £28,175 £29,242
90th Percentile £53,250 £68,750 £59,870
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +1.27%

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 108 200 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 10.65% 10.56% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 55 122 112
Median annual salary £40,000 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.57% +1.67% +22.90%
10th Percentile £29,200 £28,250 £27,575
90th Percentile £53,750 £72,500 £66,150
Scotland median annual salary £44,553 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.99% - +18.42%

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

QA
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for QA in Glasgow

QA
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) Degree
3 18 (38.30%) Google
4 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
4 16 (34.04%) DevOps
5 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
5 14 (29.79%) AWS
5 14 (29.79%) Web Services
6 13 (27.66%) IBM
6 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
6 13 (27.66%) Law
6 13 (27.66%) Azure
6 13 (27.66%) GCP
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (19.15%) Selenium
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
9 7 (14.89%) Subversion
9 7 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (14.89%) Java
9 7 (14.89%) User Experience
10 6 (12.77%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (12.77%) Ranorex
10 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
10 6 (12.77%) RESTful
11 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.64%) Android
11 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.64%) TDD
11 5 (10.64%) JavaScript

QA
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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) AWS
2 13 (27.66%) Azure
2 13 (27.66%) GCP
3 4 (8.51%) Google Play
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Slack
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.13%) AWS CodeCommit
5 1 (2.13%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.13%) Route 53
5 1 (2.13%) Serverless
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.13%) Ingres
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Selenium
3 7 (14.89%) Subversion
4 6 (12.77%) Ranorex
5 4 (8.51%) Android Studio
6 3 (6.38%) JIRA
7 1 (2.13%) Cypress.io
7 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (27.66%) Law
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) IT Support
2 12 (25.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 10 (21.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 9 (19.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (19.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 9 (19.15%) IT Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) QA Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) Web Services
2 6 (12.77%) RESTful
3 4 (8.51%) Retrofit
3 4 (8.51%) RxJava
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) LDAP
6 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.13%) Core Data
6 1 (2.13%) GWT
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) User Experience
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) e-Health
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Android
1 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) DevOps
2 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
7 5 (10.64%) iOS Development
7 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Android Development
8 4 (8.51%) Coaching
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL
8 4 (8.51%) Project Delivery
8 4 (8.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Kotlin
4 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Clojure
5 1 (2.13%) ClojureScript
5 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Google
2 13 (27.66%) IBM
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) Facebook
4 1 (2.13%) SaltStack