The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 58 33
Rank change year-on-year -43 -25  
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 118 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.08% 4.17% 6.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.17% 34.10% 42.30%
Number of salaries quoted 24 61 136
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 214 346 461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 7.95% 12.22% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 112 196 318
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,200 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for QA in Scotland

QA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Scotland

QA
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Glasgow -20 28 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Edinburgh -25 24 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Dundee - 2 £20,000 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £38,000 -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for QA.

1 52 (48.60%) SQL
2 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (31.78%) Test Automation
4 29 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (24.30%) Java
5 26 (24.30%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (23.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (22.43%) PL/SQL
8 22 (20.56%) Selenium
9 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
10 19 (17.76%) Test Planning
11 18 (16.82%) Scorecard
11 18 (16.82%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (16.82%) Scrum
11 18 (16.82%) Degree
11 18 (16.82%) Data Analysis
11 18 (16.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 17 (15.89%) Banking
12 17 (15.89%) Oracle
13 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
14 15 (14.02%) BDD
15 14 (13.08%) TDD
15 14 (13.08%) Software Testing
15 14 (13.08%) Web Services
15 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
15 14 (13.08%) SDLC
16 12 (11.21%) Mentoring
17 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
17 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
17 11 (10.28%) Manual Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.74%) MQSeries
2 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Drupal
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) NAS
2 1 (0.93%) SAN
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.93%) WAN
2 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
3 18 (16.82%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (16.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
5 10 (9.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Selenium
2 9 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.48%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.48%) SoapUI
3 8 (7.48%) Subversion
4 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.67%) JIRA
5 5 (4.67%) NUnit
6 4 (3.74%) Moq
7 3 (2.80%) Appium
7 3 (2.80%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.80%) JUnit
7 3 (2.80%) Maven
7 3 (2.80%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.87%) Mockito
8 2 (1.87%) Protractor
8 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (15.89%) Banking
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Back Office
5 2 (1.87%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (40.19%) Developer
2 18 (16.82%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
3 13 (12.15%) Tester
4 11 (10.28%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.54%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.67%) Database Developer
9 5 (4.67%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.67%) SQL Database Developer
10 4 (3.74%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.74%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) Web Services
2 10 (9.35%) .NET
3 7 (6.54%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.54%) RESTful
4 6 (5.61%) Hibernate
4 6 (5.61%) Spring
5 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.67%) JMS
5 5 (4.67%) SOAP
5 5 (4.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (4.67%) XML
6 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.74%) Apache CXF
6 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.74%) Entity Framework
6 4 (3.74%) HTML
6 4 (3.74%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (3.74%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.74%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.80%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Unix
3 6 (5.61%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Android
5 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.78%) Test Automation
3 25 (23.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (17.76%) Test Planning
5 18 (16.82%) Data Analysis
5 18 (16.82%) Scorecard
5 18 (16.82%) Scrum
6 15 (14.02%) BDD
7 14 (13.08%) SDLC
7 14 (13.08%) Software Testing
7 14 (13.08%) TDD
8 12 (11.21%) Mentoring
9 11 (10.28%) Manual Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.35%) Defect Management
10 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (8.41%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.60%) SQL
2 26 (24.30%) Java
3 24 (22.43%) PL/SQL
4 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.54%) C#
6 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.67%) Groovy
7 5 (4.67%) Python
7 5 (4.67%) Scala
8 3 (2.80%) PHP
8 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.87%) Clojure
9 2 (1.87%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.54%) ISEB
4 3 (2.80%) MCAD
4 3 (2.80%) MCSD
4 3 (2.80%) MCTS
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Oracle
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) IBM
4 2 (1.87%) Sybase
4 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) Informatica
5 1 (0.93%) Lotus
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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