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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 57 65 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.30% 3.32% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.58% 27.74% 46.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 30
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £31,500 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £51,500 £47,750
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 Glasgow with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Glasgow
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 95 155 95
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 10.44% 11.97% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 41 82 61
Median salary £29,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,750 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for QA in Glasgow

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Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Glasgow

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for QA.

1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) SQL
3 26 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (29.27%) PL/SQL
5 23 (28.05%) Finance
6 22 (26.83%) Java
6 22 (26.83%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (25.61%) Data Analysis
8 20 (24.39%) SDLC
9 18 (21.95%) Test Planning
10 17 (20.73%) Scorecard
10 17 (20.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 17 (20.73%) Degree
10 17 (20.73%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (19.51%) Oracle
11 16 (19.51%) Scrum
12 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
12 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.20%) Web Services
13 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
14 9 (10.98%) Manual Testing
15 8 (9.76%) Test Scripting
15 8 (9.76%) Selenium
15 8 (9.76%) TDD
15 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
15 8 (9.76%) C#
15 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
16 7 (8.54%) Banking

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Top Related 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 2 (2.44%) NetWeaver
1 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.22%) Drupal
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) JBoss
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (20.73%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (20.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.44%) Informix
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Selenium
2 6 (7.32%) Appium
3 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.88%) HP UFT
3 4 (4.88%) JUnit
4 3 (3.66%) Ant
4 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.22%) Hudson
6 1 (1.22%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) Mockito
6 1 (1.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (28.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Tester
4 8 (9.76%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Junior
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.10%) Scrum Master
7 5 (6.10%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Java Analyst Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Junior Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) .NET
2 7 (8.54%) CSS
2 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.88%) Ember.js
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.66%) JMS
6 3 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (3.66%) REST
7 2 (2.44%) EJB
7 2 (2.44%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (2.44%) JAX-WS
7 2 (2.44%) JDBC
7 2 (2.44%) SOAP
7 2 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) Java EE
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Derivative
3 4 (4.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (25.61%) Data Analysis
4 20 (24.39%) SDLC
5 18 (21.95%) Test Planning
6 17 (20.73%) Scorecard
7 16 (19.51%) Scrum
8 11 (13.41%) Regression Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
10 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.76%) TDD
10 8 (9.76%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
12 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.32%) MVC
13 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (6.10%) Project Management
13 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.00%) SQL
2 24 (29.27%) PL/SQL
3 22 (26.83%) Java
4 8 (9.76%) C#
4 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.10%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.66%) C++
7 2 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (1.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) CCNA
2 2 (2.44%) CCNP
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.44%) ISEB
2 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) PMP
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Oracle
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) HP
3 3 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco
4 2 (2.44%) F5
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
4 2 (2.44%) Juniper
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase
5 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.22%) VMware