Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 81 57
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 210 173 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.90% 3.13% 4.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.17% 36.73% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 121 109 123
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £26,000 £30,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 565 471 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.48% 8.51% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 358 294 377
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,175 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,284 £66,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +10 120 £41,000 +9.33% 20
Edinburgh +4 63 £40,000 -1.84% 23
West Lothian - 12 £42,500 - 1
Dundee +18 8 £31,500 +57.50% 1
South Lanarkshire +6 3 £35,500 -6.58%
Stirling 0 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Fife 0 1 - -
Renfrewshire -2 1 - - 1
Aberdeen -3 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 111 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (50.95%) Test Automation
3 85 (40.48%) SQL
4 67 (31.90%) Selenium
5 59 (28.10%) C#
6 49 (23.33%) Scrum
7 45 (21.43%) Analytics
8 44 (20.95%) Java
8 44 (20.95%) Finance
9 42 (20.00%) SDLC
10 41 (19.52%) Degree
11 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
11 32 (15.24%) .NET
11 32 (15.24%) Test Strategy
12 31 (14.76%) OO
13 30 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 29 (13.81%) Python
14 29 (13.81%) Software Engineering
14 29 (13.81%) Software Testing
14 29 (13.81%) Git (software)
15 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
15 26 (12.38%) Test Scripting
16 25 (11.90%) Manual Testing
16 25 (11.90%) SpecFlow
16 25 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (11.43%) ISTQB
17 24 (11.43%) TDD
17 24 (11.43%) Cucumber
18 23 (10.95%) Functional Testing
18 23 (10.95%) Windows

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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 7 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.90%) JBoss
4 3 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.43%) Jetty
4 3 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.95%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.48%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.67%) SaaS
3 6 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.48%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.48%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) Network Security
2 3 (1.43%) AMQP
3 2 (0.95%) WebEx
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) SMS
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.76%) Big Data
3 10 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.38%) MySQL
6 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.90%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.43%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.43%) OLAP
8 3 (1.43%) OLTP
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.43%) Redis
8 3 (1.43%) Riak
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (31.90%) Selenium
2 29 (13.81%) Git (software)
3 25 (11.90%) SpecFlow
4 24 (11.43%) Cucumber
5 19 (9.05%) Visual Studio
6 17 (8.10%) Jenkins
7 15 (7.14%) Appium
7 15 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 12 (5.71%) FitNesse
10 11 (5.24%) Ranorex
11 9 (4.29%) Eclipse
11 9 (4.29%) Protractor
11 9 (4.29%) Subversion
12 8 (3.81%) IntelliJ
12 8 (3.81%) JIRA
13 7 (3.33%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.86%) MSTest
15 5 (2.38%) JBehave
15 5 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 44 (20.95%) Finance
2 18 (8.57%) Banking
3 9 (4.29%) Retail
4 6 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.86%) Law
4 6 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.43%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) French Language
6 2 (0.95%) Games
6 2 (0.95%) German Language
6 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (16.19%) Developer
2 32 (15.24%) QA Engineer
3 28 (13.33%) Analyst
4 23 (10.95%) Test Engineer
5 20 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 20 (9.52%) Tester
6 18 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 13 (6.19%) Automation Engineer
8 12 (5.71%) Team Leader
9 11 (5.24%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.24%) Architect
9 11 (5.24%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.24%) QA Automation Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (5.24%) Test Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Data Architect
10 10 (4.76%) Development Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.24%) .NET
2 22 (10.48%) HTML
3 19 (9.05%) AngularJS
3 19 (9.05%) ASP.NET
4 18 (8.57%) CSS
5 15 (7.14%) XML
6 14 (6.67%) Web Services
7 13 (6.19%) RESTful
7 13 (6.19%) Spring
8 11 (5.24%) HTML5
9 10 (4.76%) J2EE
9 10 (4.76%) JSON
10 9 (4.29%) Gherkin
11 8 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.81%) CSS3
11 8 (3.81%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.81%) JSP
11 8 (3.81%) REST
12 7 (3.33%) Ajax
12 7 (3.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.29%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.29%) User Experience
6 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.38%) Fintech
8 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.95%) Windows
2 13 (6.19%) Linux
3 9 (4.29%) Unix
4 8 (3.81%) Android
4 8 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (50.95%) Test Automation
3 49 (23.33%) Scrum
4 45 (21.43%) Analytics
5 42 (20.00%) SDLC
6 32 (15.24%) Test Strategy
7 31 (14.76%) OO
8 29 (13.81%) Software Engineering
8 29 (13.81%) Software Testing
9 26 (12.38%) Test Scripting
10 25 (11.90%) Manual Testing
10 25 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (11.43%) TDD
12 23 (10.95%) Functional Testing
13 21 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 21 (10.00%) Unit Testing
14 20 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (8.57%) Acceptance Criteria
15 18 (8.57%) BDD
15 18 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 85 (40.48%) SQL
2 59 (28.10%) C#
3 44 (20.95%) Java
4 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 29 (13.81%) Python
6 12 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.29%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.38%) C++
10 4 (1.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) ES6
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (19.52%) Degree
2 24 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 20 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (9.05%) ISEB
5 9 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.90%) CCENT
6 4 (1.90%) CCNA
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.90%) MCP
6 4 (1.90%) MCSA
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) GDPR
1 2 (0.95%) PMO
2 1 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.48%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Ansible
2 3 (1.43%) Cobbler
2 3 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.43%) Puppet
3 2 (0.95%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.57%) Oracle
3 12 (5.71%) IBM
4 10 (4.76%) Cognizant
5 6 (2.86%) Google
5 6 (2.86%) Informatica
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco
6 4 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.43%) Twitter
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) Splunk
8 2 (0.95%) VMware
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix
9 1 (0.48%) ESRI
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.48%) Solace
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin