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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 16 12
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian - 4.55% 10.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 40.00% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 6
Median salary - £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 4 5 11
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 9.76% 11.36% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 8
Median salary £26,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation

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Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft