The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 18 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.83% 3.10% 1.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 36.00% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
Median daily rate £363 £356 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +21.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £320 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £404 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
QA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.48% 8.62% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 27
Median daily rate £344 £344 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £422 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) Office 365
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (14.81%) HTML
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) MS Office
6 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) Dependency Management
6 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) CheetahMail

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) CheetahMail
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Biml
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Mockito
2 1 (3.70%) Moq
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) WatiN
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 3 (11.11%) Junior
4 3 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Project Planner
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Email Marketing Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Junior QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) DOM
4 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.70%) FpML
4 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.70%) Ninject
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) WSDL
4 1 (3.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (11.11%) Dependency Management
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) OO
5 2 (7.41%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.41%) PMP
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) Sybase
2 1 (3.70%) Telerik