The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 8 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.06% 1.70% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.33% 34.48% 54.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £358 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
49 29 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.46% 4.92% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) TWiki
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) MS Office
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Copywriting
5 2 (10.00%) Social Media
5 2 (10.00%) Publishing
5 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
5 2 (10.00%) Statistics

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (20.00%) TWiki
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Query Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Content Editor
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XSLT
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) AppFabric
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Copywriting
2 2 (10.00%) Social Media
2 2 (10.00%) Taxonomies
2 2 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Change Management
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) Release Management
2 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Charles River
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos
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