The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 14 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.09% 1.06% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.95% 27.59% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate £300 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £325 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £493 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
61 29 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.75% 3.85% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 28
Average daily rate £344 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Scotland

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Edinburgh region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Oracle
3 8 (23.53%) Java EE
3 8 (23.53%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
6 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
6 3 (8.82%) Maven
6 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.82%) Open Source
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (8.82%) .NET
6 3 (8.82%) MS Office
6 3 (8.82%) SAP
6 3 (8.82%) C#
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
6 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
6 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
6 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.82%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.88%) SLA
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Lync
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Maven
1 3 (8.82%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Ant
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) PMO Manager
4 3 (8.82%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.94%) J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Java EE
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) jBPM
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
4 1 (2.94%) JSF
4 1 (2.94%) Drools
4 1 (2.94%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) RichFaces
4 1 (2.94%) OSGi
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
2 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
2 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
2 3 (8.82%) SOA
3 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
3 2 (5.88%) MVC
3 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Control
3 2 (5.88%) Information Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Management
3 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
3 2 (5.88%) Document Management
3 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
3 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) JCL
5 1 (2.94%) XPath
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30.00 - £35.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago