Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 49 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 103 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.43% 4.76% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.53% 44.02% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 62 57 73
Glasgow median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,150 £28,750
90th Percentile £64,875 £55,300 £52,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -7.41%

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 196 234 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.60% 10.81% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 128 120 181
Glasgow median annual salary £44,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.27% -1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,100 £25,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £66,125 £55,000 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,461 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.51% +3.65% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Glasgow

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 74 (73.27%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Scrum
3 34 (33.66%) Test Automation
4 30 (29.70%) Java
4 30 (29.70%) SQL
5 26 (25.74%) Selenium
6 25 (24.75%) Kanban
6 25 (24.75%) TDD
7 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (23.76%) IBM
8 23 (22.77%) BDD
9 21 (20.79%) Degree
9 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
9 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
10 20 (19.80%) HTML
10 20 (19.80%) UML
11 19 (18.81%) Tomcat
11 19 (18.81%) C#
11 19 (18.81%) JMS
11 19 (18.81%) Spring
11 19 (18.81%) Hibernate
12 18 (17.82%) Python
12 18 (17.82%) Git (software)
13 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
13 17 (16.83%) Ruby
13 17 (16.83%) System Testing
14 16 (15.84%) MongoDB
14 16 (15.84%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (15.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (15.84%) SQL Server

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 19 (18.81%) Tomcat
2 15 (14.85%) JBoss
2 15 (14.85%) Jetty
2 15 (14.85%) WebLogic
2 15 (14.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.91%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.98%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) AMQP
2 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) MongoDB
1 16 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.85%) Couchbase
2 15 (14.85%) Hadoop
2 15 (14.85%) NoSQL
2 15 (14.85%) Redis
2 15 (14.85%) Riak
3 10 (9.90%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.93%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (5.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (3.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.96%) Power BI
7 2 (1.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (25.74%) Selenium
2 18 (17.82%) Git (software)
3 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.85%) FitNesse
4 15 (14.85%) Vagrant
5 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (8.91%) JIRA
6 9 (8.91%) Moq
6 9 (8.91%) NUnit
7 8 (7.92%) Subversion
8 6 (5.94%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.97%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.97%) JMeter
11 3 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.98%) Appium
12 2 (1.98%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.98%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 14 (13.86%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Front Office
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (36.63%) Developer
2 18 (17.82%) Analyst
3 16 (15.84%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (10.89%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (9.90%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Developer
7 7 (6.93%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Tester
8 6 (5.94%) Release Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) HTML
2 19 (18.81%) Hibernate
2 19 (18.81%) JMS
2 19 (18.81%) Spring
3 16 (15.84%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (14.85%) HTML5
4 15 (14.85%) JPA
4 15 (14.85%) Kafka
4 15 (14.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 15 (14.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (13.86%) .NET
5 14 (13.86%) Web Services
6 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
6 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (10.89%) RESTful
7 9 (8.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (8.91%) Entity Framework
7 9 (8.91%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (5.94%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.95%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.97%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.98%) Fintech
5 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.98%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Android
2 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.99%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (73.27%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Scrum
3 34 (33.66%) Test Automation
4 25 (24.75%) Kanban
4 25 (24.75%) TDD
5 23 (22.77%) BDD
6 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
7 20 (19.80%) UML
8 17 (16.83%) System Testing
9 16 (15.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (15.84%) User Stories
10 15 (14.85%) Concurrent Programming
10 15 (14.85%) DSDM
10 15 (14.85%) Integration Testing
10 15 (14.85%) Multithreading
10 15 (14.85%) OO
10 15 (14.85%) RUP
10 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
12 12 (11.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) Java
1 30 (29.70%) SQL
2 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.81%) C#
4 18 (17.82%) Python
5 17 (16.83%) Ruby
6 15 (14.85%) Bash Shell
7 9 (8.91%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.94%) Groovy
8 6 (5.94%) Scala
9 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.97%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.99%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.99%) Clojure
12 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) MCAD
2 8 (7.92%) MCSD
2 8 (7.92%) MCTS
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.94%) ISEB
4 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) Ansible
1 15 (14.85%) Cobbler
1 15 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (14.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (23.76%) IBM
2 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.85%) TIBCO
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle
5 4 (3.96%) SAP
6 3 (2.97%) Informatica
7 1 (0.99%) BMC
7 1 (0.99%) Cognos
7 1 (0.99%) Remedy
7 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.99%) ServiceNow