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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 25 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.86% 1.06% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.02% 16.28% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £150 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -53.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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 43 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.61% 6.50% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 21
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £375 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) MS Office
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) TWiki
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (11.11%) MOS
5 3 (11.11%) VBA
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (11.11%) SOA

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (14.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.81%) TWiki
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.70%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.70%) CodeRush
2 1 (3.70%) GoogleTest
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Tester
3 2 (7.41%) QA Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Test Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Content Editor
4 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) PMO Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
3 1 (3.70%) OLE DB
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.70%) AppFabric
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ATL
3 1 (3.70%) COM+
3 1 (3.70%) DCOM
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) Taxonomies
2 1 (3.70%) Copywriting
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Management
2 5 (18.52%) Change Management
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Release Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MOS
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Google
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