Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 57 42
Rank change year-on-year -24 -15 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 177 177 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.24% 3.82% 5.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.84% 39.60% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 106 108 186
Scotland median annual salary £37,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.63% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £29,688 £27,675 £27,125
90th Percentile £68,125 £61,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,892 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.22% +10.87% -

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 508 447 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.29% 9.64% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 321 285 483
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £59,600 £59,350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 -21 96 £36,375 -9.06% 20
Edinburgh -3 69 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Stirling -6 3 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Dundee - 3 - - 2
Renfrewshire +10 1 £37,500 - 1
Fife -15 1 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Falkirk - 1 - - 1
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 109 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.98%) Test Automation
3 56 (31.64%) Scrum
4 45 (25.42%) JavaScript
5 37 (20.90%) SQL
5 37 (20.90%) Selenium
6 36 (20.34%) Finance
7 34 (19.21%) HTML
8 33 (18.64%) Java
8 33 (18.64%) Degree
9 32 (18.08%) Python
10 31 (17.51%) TDD
10 31 (17.51%) Docker
11 29 (16.38%) Software Engineering
11 29 (16.38%) Ansible
12 28 (15.82%) Puppet
12 28 (15.82%) IBM
13 27 (15.25%) C#
14 26 (14.69%) Ruby
14 26 (14.69%) System Testing
14 26 (14.69%) Cucumber
14 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (14.69%) Kanban
14 26 (14.69%) SDLC
15 25 (14.12%) DevOps
15 25 (14.12%) BDD
15 25 (14.12%) Spring
15 25 (14.12%) Hibernate
15 25 (14.12%) Microsoft
15 25 (14.12%) UML

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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 23 (12.99%) Tomcat
2 20 (11.30%) JBoss
2 20 (11.30%) Jetty
2 20 (11.30%) WebLogic
2 20 (11.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.56%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.82%) SaaS
5 3 (1.69%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (1.69%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.13%) Office 365
6 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.30%) AMQP
2 2 (1.13%) LAN
2 2 (1.13%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) MQTT
3 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.86%) MongoDB
1 21 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.30%) Couchbase
2 20 (11.30%) Hadoop
2 20 (11.30%) NoSQL
2 20 (11.30%) Redis
2 20 (11.30%) Riak
3 7 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.95%) Qlik Sense
3 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.39%) Big Data
4 6 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (2.26%) Power BI
6 2 (1.13%) GIS
6 2 (1.13%) MS Access
6 2 (1.13%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 37 (20.90%) Selenium
2 26 (14.69%) Cucumber
3 24 (13.56%) Git (software)
4 20 (11.30%) FitNesse
4 20 (11.30%) Vagrant
5 18 (10.17%) JIRA
6 10 (5.65%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.65%) Subversion
7 9 (5.08%) TeamCity
8 7 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.82%) NUnit
11 4 (2.26%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.26%) GoCD
11 4 (2.26%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.26%) Moq
11 4 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (20.34%) Finance
2 18 (10.17%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Games
3 8 (4.52%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.13%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Developer
2 30 (16.95%) Analyst
3 17 (9.60%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (9.04%) Software Developer
5 14 (7.91%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.78%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Test Engineer
6 12 (6.78%) Tester
7 10 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Release Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) QA Leader
9 8 (4.52%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (4.52%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.95%) QA Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.39%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.21%) HTML
2 25 (14.12%) Hibernate
2 25 (14.12%) Spring
3 23 (12.99%) JMS
4 22 (12.43%) HTML5
5 21 (11.86%) .NET
6 20 (11.30%) JPA
6 20 (11.30%) Kafka
6 20 (11.30%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (11.30%) TIBCO EMS
6 20 (11.30%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (10.17%) AngularJS
8 11 (6.21%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.65%) CSS
9 10 (5.65%) React
10 8 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (4.52%) RESTful
10 8 (4.52%) Web Services
11 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (7.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.39%) Fintech
3 5 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.82%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
5 2 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.13%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.56%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) Photography
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
1 5 (2.82%) Linux
2 4 (2.26%) Android
3 2 (1.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.98%) Test Automation
3 56 (31.64%) Scrum
4 31 (17.51%) TDD
5 29 (16.38%) Software Engineering
6 26 (14.69%) Kanban
6 26 (14.69%) SDLC
6 26 (14.69%) System Testing
7 25 (14.12%) BDD
7 25 (14.12%) DevOps
7 25 (14.12%) UML
8 21 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (11.30%) Concurrent Programming
9 20 (11.30%) DSDM
9 20 (11.30%) Integration Testing
9 20 (11.30%) Multithreading
9 20 (11.30%) Project Management
9 20 (11.30%) RUP
10 18 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.42%) JavaScript
2 37 (20.90%) SQL
3 33 (18.64%) Java
4 32 (18.08%) Python
5 27 (15.25%) C#
6 26 (14.69%) Ruby
7 21 (11.86%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.26%) Scala
9 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.13%) C++
10 2 (1.13%) VBA
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) Perl
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) Tcl
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.56%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (18.64%) Degree
2 12 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.65%) ISEB
4 7 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.26%) MCAD
6 4 (2.26%) MCSD
6 4 (2.26%) MCTS
7 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PMP
8 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.26%) GCP
1 4 (2.26%) PMO
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) BS7666
System Software
1 31 (17.51%) Docker
2 4 (2.26%) vSphere
3 2 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (16.38%) Ansible
2 28 (15.82%) Puppet
3 24 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (11.30%) Cobbler
5 4 (2.26%) Consul
5 4 (2.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.26%) Perfmon
5 4 (2.26%) Rundeck
5 4 (2.26%) Terraform
6 2 (1.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (15.82%) IBM
2 25 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.30%) TIBCO
4 8 (4.52%) Informatica
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle
6 5 (2.82%) HP
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
8 2 (1.13%) Adobe
8 2 (1.13%) Apigee
8 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) BMC
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos
9 1 (0.56%) ESRI
9 1 (0.56%) Google
9 1 (0.56%) PayPal
9 1 (0.56%) Remedy
9 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.56%) Xamarin