Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 100 65
Rank change year-on-year -5 -35 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 149 112 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.58% 2.40% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.55% 28.00% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 71 63 132
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,950 £52,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 607 400 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.50% 8.58% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 369 228 445
Scotland median annual salary £46,000 £37,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.67% -14.77% -
10th Percentile £28,950 £24,823 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,875 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 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 19 April 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 -25 79 £39,250 -0.63% 14
Edinburgh +14 63 £41,000 -3.53% 22
Dundee -1 4 £30,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) Test Automation
3 46 (30.87%) SQL
4 43 (28.86%) Scrum
5 35 (23.49%) JavaScript
6 31 (20.81%) Python
7 29 (19.46%) Selenium
8 27 (18.12%) C#
9 25 (16.78%) Java
9 25 (16.78%) DevOps
10 24 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (16.11%) SQL Server
10 24 (16.11%) Tomcat
11 23 (15.44%) Docker
12 22 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (14.77%) HTML
12 22 (14.77%) Finance
12 22 (14.77%) JIRA
13 21 (14.09%) WebLogic
13 21 (14.09%) JBoss
13 21 (14.09%) Ansible
14 20 (13.42%) Puppet
15 19 (12.75%) BDD
15 19 (12.75%) .NET
15 19 (12.75%) Degree
16 18 (12.08%) Linux
16 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.41%) Cognizant
17 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
17 17 (11.41%) Banking

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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 24 (16.11%) Tomcat
2 21 (14.09%) JBoss
2 21 (14.09%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.05%) Apache
3 12 (8.05%) iPlanet
3 12 (8.05%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (6.04%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.37%) Jetty
6 4 (2.68%) CMS
7 3 (2.01%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.34%) Confluence
8 2 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.67%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (3.36%) SAP CRM
2 5 (3.36%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.68%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (2.68%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.40%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.05%) Firewall
3 8 (5.37%) AMQP
4 2 (1.34%) Network Security
5 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.67%) MQTT
5 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.37%) Couchbase
3 8 (5.37%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.37%) Redis
3 8 (5.37%) Riak
4 7 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.03%) Big Data
6 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.01%) MySQL
7 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.34%) GIS
7 2 (1.34%) Power BI
7 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.34%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.67%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 29 (19.46%) Selenium
2 22 (14.77%) JIRA
3 16 (10.74%) Cucumber
4 12 (8.05%) Git (software)
5 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.38%) SpecFlow
6 9 (6.04%) TeamCity
6 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.37%) FitNesse
7 8 (5.37%) Subversion
7 8 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.37%) Vagrant
8 6 (4.03%) JMeter
8 6 (4.03%) Protractor
9 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.68%) GoCD
10 4 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (2.68%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.01%) Maven
General
1 22 (14.77%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Private Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Developer
2 30 (20.13%) Analyst
3 18 (12.08%) Tester
4 16 (10.74%) Build Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Migration Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Test Analyst
5 12 (8.05%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) QA Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) QA Leader
9 7 (4.70%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.70%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.03%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) HTML
2 19 (12.75%) .NET
3 15 (10.07%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.40%) J2EE
5 13 (8.72%) CSS
6 12 (8.05%) Hibernate
6 12 (8.05%) Spring
7 11 (7.38%) JMS
8 10 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (6.71%) Web Services
9 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.04%) HTML5
10 8 (5.37%) JPA
10 8 (5.37%) Kafka
10 8 (5.37%) TIBCO EMS
10 8 (5.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (4.70%) React
12 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.68%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.05%) Clustering
2 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.70%) User Experience
4 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.36%) Fintech
5 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.68%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.01%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.34%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.08%) Linux
2 15 (10.07%) Unix
3 12 (8.05%) AIX
3 12 (8.05%) HPUX
3 12 (8.05%) Solaris
4 7 (4.70%) Windows
5 6 (4.03%) Android
6 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) Test Automation
3 43 (28.86%) Scrum
4 25 (16.78%) DevOps
5 24 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (12.75%) BDD
7 17 (11.41%) Mentoring
7 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.74%) Functional Testing
8 16 (10.74%) SDLC
8 16 (10.74%) System Testing
9 15 (10.07%) Collaborative Working
10 14 (9.40%) Migration
10 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.72%) Service Management
11 13 (8.72%) TDD
11 13 (8.72%) TOGAF
12 12 (8.05%) Data Management
12 12 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (8.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.87%) SQL
2 35 (23.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.81%) Python
4 27 (18.12%) C#
5 25 (16.78%) Java
6 15 (10.07%) Ruby
7 10 (6.71%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.68%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.01%) C++
10 3 (2.01%) PHP
10 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.01%) R
11 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.34%) Perl
11 2 (1.34%) VB
11 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.34%) VB6
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) Degree
2 11 (7.38%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.37%) ISEB
4 5 (3.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.68%) PhD
6 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.67%) PMP
7 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.68%) GCP
3 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.67%) BS7666
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 23 (15.44%) Docker
2 12 (8.05%) Hyper-V
2 12 (8.05%) KVM
2 12 (8.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 12 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (14.09%) Ansible
2 20 (13.42%) Puppet
3 16 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.37%) Cobbler
4 8 (5.37%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.68%) Consul
5 4 (2.68%) Rundeck
5 4 (2.68%) Terraform
6 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.41%) Cognizant
3 16 (10.74%) Oracle
4 12 (8.05%) IBM
4 12 (8.05%) PlateSpin
4 12 (8.05%) Sun
4 12 (8.05%) Veritas
4 12 (8.05%) VMware
5 10 (6.71%) Informatica
6 9 (6.04%) SAP
6 9 (6.04%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.68%) Tableau
8 2 (1.34%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.67%) Borland
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco
9 1 (0.67%) ESRI
9 1 (0.67%) Google
9 1 (0.67%) HP
9 1 (0.67%) Juniper
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk