QA Jobs in Scotland

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland

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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 114 22 58
Rank change year-on-year -92 +36 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 153 525 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 3.23% 10.87% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.02% 62.80% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 92 76 149
10th Percentile £15,005 £33,500 £32,900
25th Percentile £29,375 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £53,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.58% +13.16% -
75th Percentile £59,063 £64,063 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,675 £76,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +7.98%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 637 836 914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 13.43% 17.30% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 299 230 426
10th Percentile £22,250 £30,822 £26,500
25th Percentile £33,769 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £54,882 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.34% +21.96% +2.27%
75th Percentile £65,125 £72,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,600 £90,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +2.80%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Scotland.

Salary trend for QA in Scotland

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -126 54 £40,000 -20.00% 26
Edinburgh -28 48 £52,500 -4.55% 21
Aberdeen -4 15 £40,000 -28.89% 8
Fife - 15 £40,000 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £13,000 - 1
Dundee - 3 £11,621 -
Highlands -3 2 £40,000 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £15,000 - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £17,000 -
Stirling -13 1 £35,776 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £45,000 - 5
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 10
East Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
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UK

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.61%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.65%) Blender
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.92%) AWS
2 30 (19.61%) Azure
3 18 (11.76%) SaaS
4 16 (10.46%) Serverless
5 5 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.61%) GCP
7 3 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.96%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (1.96%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.96%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.65%) ClickUp
8 1 (0.65%) GitHub
8 1 (0.65%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) Intranet
2 2 (1.31%) VoIP
3 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.46%) RDBMS
3 15 (9.80%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.61%) Big Data
5 4 (2.61%) MySQL
6 3 (1.96%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.96%) Delta Lake
6 3 (1.96%) Power BI
6 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (15.03%) Git
2 15 (9.80%) Cypress.io
3 8 (5.23%) Selenium
4 6 (3.92%) JDeveloper
5 5 (3.27%) JIRA
6 4 (2.61%) JUnit
6 4 (2.61%) Postman
6 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.61%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.31%) TestRail
9 1 (0.65%) GitLab
9 1 (0.65%) JMeter
9 1 (0.65%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.65%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.65%) TestNG
9 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (20.26%) Social Skills
2 14 (9.15%) Finance
3 10 (6.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 10 (6.54%) Organisational Skills
4 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.88%) Police
5 7 (4.58%) Games
5 7 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.61%) Retail
7 3 (1.96%) Aviation
7 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.31%) Law
8 2 (1.31%) Tech for Good
9 1 (0.65%) Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Health Technology
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (17.65%) Developer
2 20 (13.07%) QA Engineer
3 19 (12.42%) Lead
4 17 (11.11%) Senior
4 17 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) Ruby Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) IT Support
6 11 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.88%) QA Leader
8 7 (4.58%) Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.92%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (3.92%) Tester
10 5 (3.27%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.27%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) Architect
11 4 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.30%) React
2 17 (11.11%) Node.js
3 13 (8.50%) .NET
3 13 (8.50%) CSS
3 13 (8.50%) HTML
4 11 (7.19%) Playwright
5 6 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.92%) JSON
5 6 (3.92%) XML
6 4 (2.61%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.61%) DOM
6 4 (2.61%) REST
6 4 (2.61%) RESTful
7 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.96%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.96%) Web Services
8 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.92%) Product Ownership
3 6 (3.92%) Renewable Energy
4 5 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.61%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.65%) 3D Printing
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.65%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Windows
2 7 (4.58%) Android
3 5 (3.27%) Linux
4 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.61%) Mesosphere
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.31%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.03%) Problem-Solving
2 43 (28.10%) Test Automation
3 33 (21.57%) Agile
4 31 (20.26%) DevOps
5 30 (19.61%) Code Quality
6 27 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 27 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 24 (15.69%) Design Patterns
8 22 (14.38%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.07%) Microservices
9 20 (13.07%) Unit Testing
10 17 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
11 16 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (9.80%) Clean Code
12 15 (9.80%) Containerisation
12 15 (9.80%) Open Source
13 14 (9.15%) Manual Testing
14 13 (8.50%) Regression Testing
15 11 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (6.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.76%) JavaScript
2 29 (18.95%) Java
3 28 (18.30%) Python
4 17 (11.11%) Bash
5 16 (10.46%) C#
6 15 (9.80%) Go
6 15 (9.80%) Perl
6 15 (9.80%) Ruby
7 13 (8.50%) TypeScript
8 12 (7.84%) SQL
9 6 (3.92%) C++
10 4 (2.61%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.61%) Swift
11 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Degree
2 14 (9.15%) SC Cleared
2 14 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.27%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.61%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.61%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
4 4 (2.61%) ISEB
5 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.31%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) CBAP
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.65%) GIAC
7 1 (0.65%) HNC
7 1 (0.65%) HND
7 1 (0.65%) OSCP
7 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) GLP
2 1 (0.65%) GMP
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.65%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) Docker
2 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.61%) Ansible
2 4 (2.61%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (2.61%) Progress Chef
2 4 (2.61%) Puppet
3 2 (1.31%) Terraform
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.11%) Oracle
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.61%) Apple
3 4 (2.61%) VMware
4 3 (1.96%) Databricks
5 2 (1.31%) Sage
5 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.65%) Pega
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce
6 1 (0.65%) TP-LINK
6 1 (0.65%) Xero