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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 81 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 -39  
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 87 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.20% 2.97% 5.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.06% 22.42% 34.59%
Number of salaries quoted 27 54 84
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,200 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 212 388 451
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.14% 13.23% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125 243 256
Median salary £37,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 30 £35,000 -12.50%
Edinburgh -6 17 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Fife +1 2 - -
West Lothian -8 2 £30,000 -31.42%
Dundee - 1 - -
QA
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 61 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.81%) SQL
3 37 (27.41%) SDLC
4 36 (26.67%) Finance
5 30 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (21.48%) Java
6 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (20.00%) Scrum
8 26 (19.26%) Oracle
9 24 (17.78%) PL/SQL
9 24 (17.78%) Selenium
9 24 (17.78%) Banking
10 22 (16.30%) Degree
10 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (15.56%) Data Analysis
12 18 (13.33%) Test Planning
13 17 (12.59%) Scorecard
13 17 (12.59%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (12.59%) Automated Testing
13 17 (12.59%) TDD
13 17 (12.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.85%) Regression Testing
15 15 (11.11%) Test Scripting
16 14 (10.37%) Manual Testing
16 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.37%) Web Services
17 13 (9.63%) Unix
17 13 (9.63%) .NET
17 13 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related 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 10 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.93%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.48%) Confluence
3 2 (1.48%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.74%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) SaaS
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) LAN
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (12.59%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (12.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.48%) Informix
9 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (17.78%) Selenium
2 9 (6.67%) JIRA
2 9 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.44%) Appium
5 6 (4.44%) Subversion
5 6 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.70%) Ant
6 5 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.70%) JUnit
7 4 (2.96%) MSTest
7 4 (2.96%) NUnit
7 4 (2.96%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.22%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.22%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.48%) Mockito
General
1 36 (26.67%) Finance
2 24 (17.78%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Retail
4 5 (3.70%) Games
5 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.48%) German Language
6 2 (1.48%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.48%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Developer
2 20 (14.81%) Tester
3 17 (12.59%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
4 16 (11.85%) QA Engineer
5 14 (10.37%) Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.93%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Junior
9 7 (5.19%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.44%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) SWIFT Specialist
11 5 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.37%) Web Services
2 13 (9.63%) .NET
3 10 (7.41%) CSS
3 10 (7.41%) HTML
4 9 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.44%) REST
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.70%) XML
8 4 (2.96%) Ember.js
9 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.22%) JMS
9 3 (2.22%) JSON
9 3 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.48%) JDBC
10 2 (1.48%) SOAP
10 2 (1.48%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.93%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.96%) Derivative
4 4 (2.96%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.48%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.48%) EMV
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.48%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Fintech
6 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.63%) Unix
2 10 (7.41%) Linux
3 9 (6.67%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.41%) SDLC
3 30 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (20.00%) Scrum
5 21 (15.56%) Data Analysis
6 18 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 17 (12.59%) Automated Testing
7 17 (12.59%) Scorecard
7 17 (12.59%) TDD
8 16 (11.85%) Regression Testing
9 15 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 14 (10.37%) Manual Testing
11 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (9.63%) Mentoring
11 13 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (9.63%) Test Automation
12 11 (8.15%) BDD
12 11 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (7.41%) Service Delivery
13 10 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.81%) SQL
2 29 (21.48%) Java
3 24 (17.78%) PL/SQL
4 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.89%) C#
6 7 (5.19%) Python
7 5 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.22%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) Clojure
10 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.19%) ISEB
4 4 (2.96%) CCNA
4 4 (2.96%) CCNP
4 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.74%) PMP
5 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
2 1 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) vSphere
2 1 (0.74%) XenApp
2 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.96%) Puppet
2 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) Oracle
2 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.96%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.96%) Cisco
3 4 (2.96%) F5
3 4 (2.96%) Juniper
4 3 (2.22%) HP
4 3 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.48%) Citrix
5 2 (1.48%) IBM
5 2 (1.48%) SAP
5 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.48%) VMware
6 1 (0.74%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) Sybase
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