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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 40 28 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +31
Contract jobs citing QA 11 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.24% 4.62% 0.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.35% 35.23% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 2
Median daily rate £325 £350 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +74.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £228
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
34 88 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.91% 13.11% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 59 40
Median daily rate £325 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.30% +4.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Python
4 11 (34.38%) JIRA
4 11 (34.38%) SDLC
5 10 (31.25%) Selenium
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) Java
5 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
7 8 (25.00%) Web Services
8 7 (21.88%) GIS
8 7 (21.88%) PostGIS
8 7 (21.88%) Open Source
8 7 (21.88%) BDD
9 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
9 6 (18.75%) JBehave
9 6 (18.75%) REST
9 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
9 6 (18.75%) Gradle
9 6 (18.75%) Leaflet
9 6 (18.75%) Microservices
9 6 (18.75%) GeoServer
9 6 (18.75%) OpenLayers
9 6 (18.75%) Open Source Development
9 6 (18.75%) Spatial Data
9 6 (18.75%) ESRI
9 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) Maven

QA
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 6 (18.75%) GeoServer
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) GIS
2 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 6 (18.75%) Spatial Data
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.13%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) JIRA
2 10 (31.25%) Selenium
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.75%) Gradle
3 6 (18.75%) JBehave
3 6 (18.75%) Maven
4 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.38%) Moq
5 3 (9.38%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.13%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Angular Developer
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Open Source Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Python Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) GIS Developer
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.38%) QA Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
2 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) PostGIS
4 6 (18.75%) Leaflet
4 6 (18.75%) OpenLayers
4 6 (18.75%) REST
5 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (6.25%) HTML
6 2 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
7 1 (3.13%) Django
7 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.13%) IPTV
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) New Media
2 1 (3.13%) Ontologies
2 1 (3.13%) Remote Sensing
2 1 (3.13%) Social Network
2 1 (3.13%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (34.38%) SDLC
4 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) Open Source
6 6 (18.75%) Microservices
6 6 (18.75%) Open Source Development
7 4 (12.50%) MVC
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) OO
8 3 (9.38%) OOD
9 2 (6.25%) Analytics
9 2 (6.25%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.25%) ETL
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Python
2 10 (31.25%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) MCAD
2 3 (9.38%) MCSD
2 3 (9.38%) MCTS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) Postgraduate
3 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) BS7666
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.13%) QRadar
2 1 (3.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) ESRI
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.13%) Facebook
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) MapR
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Pega
4 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter