The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Glasgow 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 54 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 14 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.04% 3.43% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 45.59% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 13
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £321 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
44 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.40% 7.51% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 33
Average daily rate £355 £275 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -29.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.52% -
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 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
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 18 April 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 9 (37.50%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (29.17%) C++
4 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
5 5 (20.83%) Sybase
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) SOAP
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Perl
6 4 (16.67%) Korn
6 4 (16.67%) KDB
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) KDB
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Trac
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (4.17%) Hudson
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Ant
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) Toad
2 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Java Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) J2EE
3 4 (16.67%) SOAP
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) JSF
6 1 (4.17%) Tapestry
6 1 (4.17%) JSTL
6 1 (4.17%) Java EE
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
6 1 (4.17%) Servlets
6 1 (4.17%) WSDL
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
2 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (4.17%) Dependency Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) V-Model
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) Korn
5 2 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) OCPJP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix