Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 72 65
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 244 184 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.60% 3.31% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.58% 38.25% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 140 120 108
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £29,363 £27,675
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 573 481 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.80% 8.66% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 356 311 313
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,340 £28,750 £24,282
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Scotland

QA
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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 122 £42,500 +14.86% 19
Edinburgh +20 89 £40,000 -4.76% 22
West Lothian - 16 £47,500 - 1
Dundee +19 10 £55,000 +175.00% 1
South Lanarkshire +4 4 £35,250 -7.24%
Stirling +4 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Renfrewshire -2 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £35,000 - 6
Inverclyde - 1 - -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for QA.

1 130 (53.28%) Test Automation
2 123 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (41.80%) SQL
4 82 (33.61%) Selenium
5 64 (26.23%) C#
6 53 (21.72%) Finance
7 51 (20.90%) Scrum
8 46 (18.85%) Analytics
9 44 (18.03%) SDLC
9 44 (18.03%) Java
10 40 (16.39%) Test Scripting
11 39 (15.98%) Degree
12 35 (14.34%) Functional Testing
13 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
13 33 (13.52%) TDD
14 32 (13.11%) Git (software)
15 31 (12.70%) Cucumber
15 31 (12.70%) OO
16 30 (12.30%) SpecFlow
16 30 (12.30%) Test Strategy
17 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
17 29 (11.89%) SQL Server
18 28 (11.48%) Software Testing
18 28 (11.48%) .NET
18 28 (11.48%) Visual Studio
18 28 (11.48%) Unit Testing
19 26 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
19 26 (10.66%) API Testing
19 26 (10.66%) Windows
20 25 (10.25%) Oracle

QA
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 (2.05%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.23%) JBoss
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.05%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.46%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.41%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.69%) SaaS
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.46%) PaaS
5 5 (2.05%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) Network Security
2 3 (1.23%) DNS
2 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) WebEx
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (6.15%) Big Data
4 12 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.10%) MySQL
6 9 (3.69%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.05%) QlikView
7 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.64%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.23%) OLAP
9 3 (1.23%) OLTP
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.41%) GIS
11 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 82 (33.61%) Selenium
2 32 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 31 (12.70%) Cucumber
4 30 (12.30%) SpecFlow
5 28 (11.48%) Visual Studio
6 18 (7.38%) Appium
6 18 (7.38%) WebDriver
7 17 (6.97%) Ranorex
8 16 (6.56%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.92%) Protractor
9 12 (4.92%) Subversion
9 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (4.51%) IntelliJ
11 10 (4.10%) Eclipse
12 9 (3.69%) FitNesse
13 7 (2.87%) JIRA
14 5 (2.05%) MSTest
14 5 (2.05%) NUnit
15 4 (1.64%) Ant
15 4 (1.64%) Hudson
General
1 53 (21.72%) Finance
2 18 (7.38%) Banking
3 10 (4.10%) Retail
4 8 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.87%) Games
5 7 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.87%) Law
6 6 (2.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) French Language
7 2 (0.82%) German Language
7 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (15.98%) Analyst
2 37 (15.16%) QA Engineer
3 36 (14.75%) Tester
4 31 (12.70%) Developer
5 29 (11.89%) Test Engineer
6 26 (10.66%) Test Analyst
7 20 (8.20%) Automation Tester
7 20 (8.20%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (6.56%) QA Automation Engineer
8 16 (6.56%) Software Engineer
8 16 (6.56%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
9 15 (6.15%) Team Leader
10 13 (5.33%) Software Tester
11 11 (4.51%) Architect
11 11 (4.51%) QA Tester
12 10 (4.10%) Data Architect
12 10 (4.10%) QA Test Engineer
12 10 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.48%) .NET
2 18 (7.38%) XML
3 17 (6.97%) RESTful
4 16 (6.56%) AngularJS
4 16 (6.56%) Gherkin
4 16 (6.56%) HTML
5 14 (5.74%) JSON
6 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
7 12 (4.92%) CSS
8 11 (4.51%) J2EE
9 9 (3.69%) Spring
9 9 (3.69%) Web Services
10 8 (3.28%) Ajax
10 8 (3.28%) CSS3
10 8 (3.28%) EJB
10 8 (3.28%) HTML5
10 8 (3.28%) JSP
10 8 (3.28%) React
10 8 (3.28%) Servlets
11 7 (2.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.92%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.92%) User Experience
4 10 (4.10%) Fintech
4 10 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.46%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.05%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.41%) Blog
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.41%) PMI
10 1 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.66%) Windows
2 15 (6.15%) Linux
3 10 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.69%) Android
5 5 (2.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (53.28%) Test Automation
2 123 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (20.90%) Scrum
4 46 (18.85%) Analytics
5 44 (18.03%) SDLC
6 40 (16.39%) Test Scripting
7 35 (14.34%) Functional Testing
8 33 (13.52%) TDD
9 31 (12.70%) OO
10 30 (12.30%) Test Strategy
11 28 (11.48%) Software Testing
11 28 (11.48%) Unit Testing
12 26 (10.66%) API Testing
12 26 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (10.25%) Acceptance Criteria
13 25 (10.25%) Manual Testing
13 25 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (9.02%) BDD
16 21 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (41.80%) SQL
2 64 (26.23%) C#
3 44 (18.03%) Java
4 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.20%) Python
6 13 (5.33%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.51%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.10%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.46%) C++
10 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.64%) ES6
11 3 (1.23%) C
12 2 (0.82%) ES7
13 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.41%) Java 8
13 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.98%) Degree
2 22 (9.02%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (6.15%) ISEB
5 9 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.05%) CCENT
7 5 (2.05%) CCNA
7 5 (2.05%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (2.05%) MCP
7 5 (2.05%) MCSA
7 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.41%) CCNP
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) GDPR
2 3 (1.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) GxP
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (0.82%) WMI
2 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.25%) Oracle
3 12 (4.92%) Cognizant
4 10 (4.10%) IBM
5 7 (2.87%) Google
6 6 (2.46%) Cisco
7 4 (1.64%) Twitter
8 3 (1.23%) Informatica
8 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.23%) VMware
9 2 (0.82%) Citrix
9 2 (0.82%) Splunk
10 1 (0.41%) Apple
10 1 (0.41%) ESRI
10 1 (0.41%) HP
10 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.41%) Solace
10 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.41%) Xamarin