The median annual salary for a QA Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Manager
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 161 157
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Manager 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Median salary £57,500 £51,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% +11.35%  
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.16% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2205 2784 2984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.91% 94.79% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1809 1843
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured QA Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in Scotland

QA Manager
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for QA Manager in Scotland

QA Manager
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 3 £57,500 -
QA Manager
UK

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, QA Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) SonarQube
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) RUP
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Law
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) V-Model

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA