Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 28 57
Rank change year-on-year -13 +29 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 75 54 85
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.06% 7.89% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.19% 48.21% 48.02%
Number of salaries quoted 42 10 56
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,875 £27,375
25th Percentile £40,000 £30,250 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% -8.57% +9.38%
75th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £64,875 £49,375 £62,844
Scotland median annual salary £47,750 £49,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.05% +15.88% +6.25%

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 226 112 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.25% 16.37% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 107 45 114
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £55,938
90th Percentile £67,000 £54,500 £69,384
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 42 (56.00%) Java
4 29 (38.67%) Git (software)
4 29 (38.67%) Integration Testing
5 27 (36.00%) API Testing
5 27 (36.00%) REST Assured
5 27 (36.00%) Postman
6 26 (34.67%) BDD
6 26 (34.67%) Performance Testing
6 26 (34.67%) RESTful
7 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 25 (33.33%) JMeter
7 25 (33.33%) Newman
8 20 (26.67%) Finance
9 17 (22.67%) DevOps
10 15 (20.00%) Public Sector
11 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
11 13 (17.33%) Selenium
12 12 (16.00%) Microservices
13 11 (14.67%) React
13 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (14.67%) Social Skills
14 10 (13.33%) AWS
14 10 (13.33%) SQL
15 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
15 9 (12.00%) TDD
15 9 (12.00%) Docker

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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 8 (10.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Azure
3 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.33%) GCP
4 1 (1.33%) GitHub
4 1 (1.33%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (36.00%) Postman
2 27 (36.00%) REST Assured
3 25 (33.33%) JMeter
3 25 (33.33%) Newman
4 13 (17.33%) Selenium
5 4 (5.33%) Cypress.io
5 4 (5.33%) JIRA
6 3 (4.00%) Mocha
6 3 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.33%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.33%) GitLab
8 1 (1.33%) Gradle
8 1 (1.33%) Maven
8 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.33%) Subversion
8 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 11 (14.67%) Social Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Publishing
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Tester
5 7 (9.33%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) React Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.00%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Senior React Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) RESTful
2 11 (14.67%) React
3 8 (10.67%) Node.js
4 7 (9.33%) .NET
5 4 (5.33%) REST
5 4 (5.33%) Web Services
6 3 (4.00%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.00%) Chai
6 3 (4.00%) WebdriverIO
7 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.67%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.67%) Spring
7 2 (2.67%) XML
8 1 (1.33%) Ajax
8 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.33%) XSL
8 1 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.00%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.33%) Legacy Code
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 29 (38.67%) Integration Testing
4 27 (36.00%) API Testing
5 26 (34.67%) BDD
5 26 (34.67%) Performance Testing
6 17 (22.67%) DevOps
7 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
8 12 (16.00%) Microservices
9 9 (12.00%) Full Stack Development
9 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.00%) TDD
10 8 (10.67%) Test Management
11 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (8.00%) Scrum
12 6 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
13 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) SQL
3 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.33%) C#
5 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.33%) Java 8
6 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.33%) CCNA
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) HNC
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Cognos
3 3 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco