The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 153 162
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 7
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
10th Percentile £29,125 £32,500 £28,700
90th Percentile £52,000 £39,900 £42,800
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,750
% change year-on-year +6.66% -5.66%  

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 2555 2761 3007
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.04% 96.50% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6348 5484 7185
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Scotland

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Scotland

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Scotland

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 - 4 £35,000 -
Glasgow +9 1 £50,000 +42.85% 1
QA Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Protractor
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Calabash
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Appium
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) C#

QA Tester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (16.67%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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