The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 21 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 2.82% 3.57% 6.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 13.33% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Median salary £30,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.42% +9.37%  
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 West Lothian with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5 15 14
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 7.04% 26.79% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 4
Median salary £26,000 £22,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.55% -31.29%  
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 West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

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Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in West Lothian.

Salary trend for QA in West Lothian

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Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 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
Livingston -7 2 £30,000 -14.28%
QA
Scotland

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft