Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 110 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 -32 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 159 113 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.80% 2.16% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.61% 25.11% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 77 62 107
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £28,400 £28,775 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £54,875 £56,550
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 646 450 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.39% 8.60% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 381 258 414
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £71,250
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +1 82 £38,500 -1.28% 26
Edinburgh +6 62 £43,191 +5.99% 16
Dundee +12 5 £30,000 +50.00%
West Lothian 0 4 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Aberdeen -2 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Fife -5 1 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 77 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.80%) Test Automation
3 56 (35.22%) SQL
4 41 (25.79%) Scrum
5 39 (24.53%) Selenium
6 36 (22.64%) C#
7 33 (20.75%) Java
8 30 (18.87%) Degree
9 29 (18.24%) Python
10 28 (17.61%) .NET
10 28 (17.61%) SQL Server
11 27 (16.98%) Finance
12 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
13 23 (14.47%) Analytics
14 22 (13.84%) Manual Testing
14 22 (13.84%) Oracle
15 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
15 21 (13.21%) Software Testing
16 20 (12.58%) Software Engineering
16 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
17 19 (11.95%) BDD
18 18 (11.32%) SpecFlow
18 18 (11.32%) Functional Testing
18 18 (11.32%) SDLC
18 18 (11.32%) Linux
18 18 (11.32%) Unix
19 17 (10.69%) Web Services
19 17 (10.69%) Tomcat
19 17 (10.69%) Cognizant
19 17 (10.69%) ISTQB

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 17 (10.69%) Tomcat
2 16 (10.06%) JBoss
2 16 (10.06%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.55%) Apache
3 12 (7.55%) iPlanet
3 12 (7.55%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.52%) CMS
5 4 (2.52%) Confluence
6 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.89%) Jetty
6 3 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (3.14%) SAP CRM
2 5 (3.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.29%) SaaS
3 5 (3.14%) PaaS
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.63%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.55%) Firewall
3 3 (1.89%) AMQP
4 2 (1.26%) Network Security
5 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.14%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.89%) Big Data
4 3 (1.89%) Couchbase
4 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.89%) Redis
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.89%) Riak
5 2 (1.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Selenium
2 18 (11.32%) SpecFlow
3 16 (10.06%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (8.81%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.81%) JIRA
5 13 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.92%) TeamCity
7 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.40%) JBehave
8 7 (4.40%) JUnit
8 7 (4.40%) Protractor
9 6 (3.77%) Maven
9 6 (3.77%) MSTest
9 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (3.14%) FitNesse
10 5 (3.14%) NUnit
10 5 (3.14%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.52%) Mockito
11 4 (2.52%) TestComplete
General
1 27 (16.98%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Banking
3 9 (5.66%) Retail
4 4 (2.52%) Private Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.38%) Analyst
2 25 (15.72%) Developer
3 18 (11.32%) Test Engineer
4 17 (10.69%) Tester
5 16 (10.06%) Test Analyst
6 15 (9.43%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Build Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Migration Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Unix Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.29%) .NET Developer
9 10 (6.29%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Development Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (4.40%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.40%) Software Development Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) .NET
2 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
2 17 (10.69%) Web Services
3 15 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 15 (9.43%) HTML
3 15 (9.43%) J2EE
4 14 (8.81%) CSS
5 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.77%) Entity Framework
6 6 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.77%) REST
6 6 (3.77%) Spring
7 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.14%) Ember.js
7 5 (3.14%) HTML5
7 5 (3.14%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.14%) React
7 5 (3.14%) WCF
8 4 (2.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.55%) Clustering
3 12 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.14%) User Experience
8 2 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.26%) Fintech
8 2 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.32%) Linux
1 18 (11.32%) Unix
2 12 (7.55%) AIX
2 12 (7.55%) HPUX
2 12 (7.55%) Solaris
3 11 (6.92%) Windows
4 7 (4.40%) Android
5 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.80%) Test Automation
3 41 (25.79%) Scrum
4 23 (14.47%) Analytics
5 22 (13.84%) Manual Testing
6 21 (13.21%) Software Testing
7 20 (12.58%) Software Engineering
7 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
8 19 (11.95%) BDD
9 18 (11.32%) Functional Testing
9 18 (11.32%) SDLC
10 16 (10.06%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.43%) Performance Testing
12 14 (8.81%) Collaborative Working
12 14 (8.81%) OO
12 14 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (8.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (8.18%) Data Management
13 13 (8.18%) Programme Management
13 13 (8.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.22%) SQL
2 36 (22.64%) C#
3 33 (20.75%) Java
4 29 (18.24%) Python
5 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.92%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.77%) Ruby
9 5 (3.14%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.89%) C++
10 3 (1.89%) PHP
11 2 (1.26%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.26%) R
12 1 (0.63%) Perl
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (18.87%) Degree
2 17 (10.69%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.18%) ISEB
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) Hyper-V
1 12 (7.55%) KVM
1 12 (7.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 12 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) Ansible
2 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.77%) Puppet
3 4 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.89%) Cobbler
4 3 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Oracle
2 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.69%) Cognizant
4 12 (7.55%) PlateSpin
4 12 (7.55%) Sun
4 12 (7.55%) Veritas
4 12 (7.55%) VMware
5 7 (4.40%) SAP
6 6 (3.77%) IBM
7 5 (3.14%) Informatica
8 4 (2.52%) Tableau
8 4 (2.52%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.26%) HP
9 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.26%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.63%) Borland
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco
10 1 (0.63%) Juniper
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) Splunk