Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 113 102
Rank change year-on-year +62 -11 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 253 139 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.77% 2.42% 2.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.17% 24.30% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 193 61 56
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £67,500 £60,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 548 572 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.32% 9.94% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 368 352 222
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,991 £29,775 £24,775
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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
Edinburgh +26 119 £40,750 -4.12% 1
Glasgow +59 108 £42,500 +6.25% 16
West Lothian +3 14 £37,500 -11.76%
Dundee -1 4 £35,000 +16.67%
Midlothian +1 3 £30,691 -12.31%
Aberdeen 0 2 £39,750 -0.63% 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £34,000 -
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 120 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 77 (30.43%) SQL
4 53 (20.95%) Degree
5 51 (20.16%) Software Engineering
5 51 (20.16%) Finance
6 49 (19.37%) Java
6 49 (19.37%) C#
7 48 (18.97%) Selenium
8 39 (15.42%) Test Scripting
8 39 (15.42%) Test Strategy
9 37 (14.62%) JavaScript
10 35 (13.83%) .NET
11 34 (13.44%) SQL Server
12 33 (13.04%) Technical Leadership
13 30 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (11.46%) Mentoring
14 29 (11.46%) Scrum
15 28 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (10.67%) Analytics
16 27 (10.67%) SDLC
17 26 (10.28%) Computer Science
18 25 (9.88%) Cucumber
18 25 (9.88%) TDD
19 24 (9.49%) Microsoft
19 24 (9.49%) Regression Testing
19 24 (9.49%) Mathematics
20 23 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (9.09%) Oracle
20 23 (9.09%) Python

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 7 (2.77%) JBoss
1 7 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.19%) Jetty
4 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.79%) Confluence
5 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.79%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.19%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.40%) Actimize
4 1 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.56%) SaaS
3 4 (1.58%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (1.58%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (1.19%) Lucidchart
4 3 (1.19%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) Ethernet
1 6 (2.37%) VLAN
2 4 (1.58%) DNS
2 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) Internet
3 2 (0.79%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) WebEx
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.16%) Big Data
5 6 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.98%) MS Access
6 5 (1.98%) MySQL
6 5 (1.98%) QlikView
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.19%) Redis
8 3 (1.19%) Riak
8 3 (1.19%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.19%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 48 (18.97%) Selenium
2 25 (9.88%) Cucumber
3 20 (7.91%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.93%) JIRA
5 14 (5.53%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.56%) NUnit
8 8 (3.16%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.37%) Hudson
9 6 (2.37%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.98%) Appium
10 5 (1.98%) Moq
10 5 (1.98%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.58%) Protractor
11 4 (1.58%) TestRail
12 3 (1.19%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.19%) Ranorex
12 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.79%) JMeter
13 2 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 51 (20.16%) Finance
2 18 (7.11%) Military
3 8 (3.16%) Games
4 7 (2.77%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.98%) Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Retail
6 4 (1.58%) Electronics
6 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.58%) Marketing
6 4 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (17.00%) Analyst
2 41 (16.21%) Developer
2 41 (16.21%) Tester
3 29 (11.46%) QA Engineer
4 27 (10.67%) Automation Tester
5 25 (9.88%) Test Analyst
6 23 (9.09%) Technical Leader
6 23 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.91%) Technical Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) Senior Manager
8 18 (7.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) Senior Technical Manager
8 18 (7.11%) Technical Manager
9 16 (6.32%) Software Tester
10 15 (5.93%) QA Test Engineer
11 14 (5.53%) QA Tester
11 14 (5.53%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 11 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.83%) .NET
2 16 (6.32%) HTML
3 15 (5.93%) JSON
3 15 (5.93%) REST
4 13 (5.14%) AngularJS
5 10 (3.95%) CSS
5 10 (3.95%) HTML5
6 9 (3.56%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.56%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.56%) RESTful
7 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (2.77%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.77%) React
9 6 (2.37%) 802.1X
9 6 (2.37%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.37%) Node.js
10 5 (1.98%) Core Data
10 5 (1.98%) CSS3
10 5 (1.98%) pytest
11 4 (1.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.11%) Robotics
3 15 (5.93%) User Experience
4 10 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.95%) Fintech
5 9 (3.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.98%) ASIC
7 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.98%) PMI
7 5 (1.98%) Verilog
7 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.58%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.72%) Windows
2 15 (5.93%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.35%) Linux
4 10 (3.95%) Android
5 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.77%) Unix
7 6 (2.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 51 (20.16%) Software Engineering
4 39 (15.42%) Test Scripting
4 39 (15.42%) Test Strategy
5 33 (13.04%) Technical Leadership
6 30 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (11.46%) Mentoring
7 29 (11.46%) Scrum
8 28 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (10.67%) Analytics
9 27 (10.67%) SDLC
10 26 (10.28%) Computer Science
11 25 (9.88%) TDD
12 24 (9.49%) Mathematics
12 24 (9.49%) Regression Testing
13 22 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 22 (8.70%) Software Testing
14 21 (8.30%) BDD
14 21 (8.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (30.43%) SQL
2 49 (19.37%) C#
2 49 (19.37%) Java
3 37 (14.62%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.09%) Python
5 15 (5.93%) C++
6 9 (3.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.16%) Apple Swift
8 7 (2.77%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.98%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.98%) VBA
11 4 (1.58%) PHP
11 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.19%) C
12 3 (1.19%) ES6
12 3 (1.19%) Ruby
13 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (20.95%) Degree
2 20 (7.91%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (7.11%) PhD
4 11 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.16%) HNC
6 7 (2.77%) ISEB
6 7 (2.77%) MCAD
6 7 (2.77%) MCSD
6 7 (2.77%) MCTS
6 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.58%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.37%) PMO
3 4 (1.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (3.16%) Docker
2 5 (1.98%) Firmware
3 4 (1.58%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.79%) HDFS
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.58%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.79%) WMI
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle
3 8 (3.16%) Apple
4 7 (2.77%) SAP
5 5 (1.98%) Cadence
5 5 (1.98%) Synopsys
6 4 (1.58%) Adobe
6 4 (1.58%) CA
6 4 (1.58%) Cloudera
6 4 (1.58%) Hortonworks
6 4 (1.58%) Perfecto Mobile
6 4 (1.58%) Tableau
7 3 (1.19%) VMware
8 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.79%) Citrix
8 2 (0.79%) HP
8 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.40%) McAfee