The median annual salary for a QA Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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 Tester
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 155 156
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.043% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Median salary - £37,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +38.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

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 2229 2780 2983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.95% 94.78% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1809 1842
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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
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 28 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 +8 1 - - 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago