Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 58 36
Rank change year-on-year -21 -22 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 187 199 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.32% 3.89% 6.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.64% 35.54% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 122 116 230
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,225
90th Percentile £57,400 £70,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 484 560 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.58% 10.93% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 312 343 534
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,183 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.75% +5.46% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Scotland

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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 20 November 2017. 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 -8 102 £37,500 +5.63% 6
Edinburgh -12 70 £41,500 -4.05% 13
Stirling -1 4 £40,000 -46.67%
Dundee - 4 £20,000 -
Fife -7 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Renfrewshire +8 1 £37,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 107 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (35.83%) Test Automation
3 61 (32.62%) Scrum
4 46 (24.60%) SQL
4 46 (24.60%) Degree
5 44 (23.53%) Selenium
6 38 (20.32%) Java
7 36 (19.25%) JavaScript
8 33 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 33 (17.65%) C#
8 33 (17.65%) Finance
9 31 (16.58%) Microsoft
10 30 (16.04%) TDD
10 30 (16.04%) Kanban
11 29 (15.51%) Software Engineering
12 28 (14.97%) Python
13 27 (14.44%) .NET
14 26 (13.90%) HTML
14 26 (13.90%) IBM
14 26 (13.90%) BDD
15 24 (12.83%) Git (software)
16 23 (12.30%) Cucumber
17 22 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (11.76%) Spring
17 22 (11.76%) Hibernate
18 21 (11.23%) Software Testing
18 21 (11.23%) UML
18 21 (11.23%) SDLC
19 20 (10.70%) Mentoring
19 20 (10.70%) Tomcat

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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 20 (10.70%) Tomcat
2 16 (8.56%) JBoss
2 16 (8.56%) Jetty
2 16 (8.56%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.07%) CMS
3 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.67%) SaaS
5 4 (2.14%) Office 365
6 2 (1.07%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.07%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.07%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.53%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) AMQP
2 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.07%) LAN
3 2 (1.07%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.53%) MQTT
4 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.16%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.56%) Couchbase
3 16 (8.56%) Hadoop
3 16 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 16 (8.56%) Redis
3 16 (8.56%) Riak
4 15 (8.02%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.28%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.74%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (3.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (2.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.14%) Power BI
10 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.07%) Big Data
10 2 (1.07%) MS Access
10 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (23.53%) Selenium
2 24 (12.83%) Git (software)
3 23 (12.30%) Cucumber
4 16 (8.56%) FitNesse
4 16 (8.56%) Vagrant
5 15 (8.02%) JIRA
6 14 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (5.88%) NUnit
7 11 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 9 (4.81%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.81%) Moq
8 9 (4.81%) Subversion
9 8 (4.28%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.67%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.67%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.14%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (2.14%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (17.65%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Banking
3 9 (4.81%) Games
4 4 (2.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.14%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (29.95%) Developer
2 30 (16.04%) Analyst
3 21 (11.23%) Test Engineer
4 19 (10.16%) Software Developer
5 16 (8.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (8.02%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.49%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Tester
9 12 (6.42%) .NET Software Developer
9 12 (6.42%) C# Developer
9 12 (6.42%) QA Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.35%) C# Software Developer
12 9 (4.81%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.81%) SQL Developer
13 8 (4.28%) QA Tester
14 7 (3.74%) Agile Business Analyst
14 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.44%) .NET
2 26 (13.90%) HTML
3 22 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 22 (11.76%) Spring
4 20 (10.70%) JMS
5 18 (9.63%) HTML5
6 17 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (8.56%) JPA
7 16 (8.56%) Kafka
7 16 (8.56%) RESTful
7 16 (8.56%) TIBCO EMS
7 16 (8.56%) Web Services
7 16 (8.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (8.02%) ASP.NET
9 12 (6.42%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (5.35%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (4.81%) Entity Framework
11 9 (4.81%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
2 5 (2.67%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.60%) User Experience
4 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.07%) Fintech
4 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.07%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.53%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.28%) Linux
2 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.14%) Android
4 2 (1.07%) Windows
5 1 (0.53%) MVS
5 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (35.83%) Test Automation
3 61 (32.62%) Scrum
4 30 (16.04%) Kanban
4 30 (16.04%) TDD
5 29 (15.51%) Software Engineering
6 26 (13.90%) BDD
7 22 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (11.23%) SDLC
8 21 (11.23%) Software Testing
8 21 (11.23%) UML
9 20 (10.70%) Mentoring
10 19 (10.16%) MVC
10 19 (10.16%) System Testing
11 18 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (9.09%) DevOps
13 16 (8.56%) Concurrent Programming
13 16 (8.56%) Integration Testing
13 16 (8.56%) Multithreading
13 16 (8.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.60%) SQL
2 38 (20.32%) Java
3 36 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 33 (17.65%) C#
5 28 (14.97%) Python
6 20 (10.70%) Ruby
7 16 (8.56%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.81%) Scala
9 8 (4.28%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.67%) Groovy
11 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.14%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.07%) C
13 2 (1.07%) C++
13 2 (1.07%) Tcl
13 2 (1.07%) VBA
14 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (24.60%) Degree
2 12 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (6.42%) ISEB
3 9 (4.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.28%) MCAD
4 8 (4.28%) MCSD
4 8 (4.28%) MCTS
5 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) CISA
7 1 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (2.14%) vSphere
3 2 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (8.56%) Ansible
1 16 (8.56%) Cobbler
1 16 (8.56%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (8.56%) Puppet
2 4 (2.14%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.07%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.90%) IBM
3 16 (8.56%) TIBCO
4 8 (4.28%) Oracle
5 4 (2.14%) HP
5 4 (2.14%) Informatica
5 4 (2.14%) SAP
6 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.07%) Adobe
7 2 (1.07%) Apigee
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) BMC
8 1 (0.53%) Cognos
8 1 (0.53%) PayPal
8 1 (0.53%) Remedy
8 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.53%) Xamarin