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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 42 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.59% 2.75% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.76% 53.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £323 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £254 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.62% -34.05%
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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
68 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 7.43% 5.15% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 17
Average daily rate £375 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £258 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.77 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.99% +70.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 31 (59.62%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) SDLC
3 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 11 (21.15%) MS Office
5 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (17.31%) C#
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) .NET
7 8 (15.38%) Legal
7 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (15.38%) Change Management
8 7 (13.46%) Oracle
8 7 (13.46%) UNIX
8 7 (13.46%) Windows
8 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
8 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.46%) Test Management
8 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.54%) Java
9 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.54%) Banking
10 5 (9.62%) Service Management
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.62%) Logical Data Model

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.85%) FileNet
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) Drupal
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Office
2 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.77%) MS Project
5 2 (3.85%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.92%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) LAN
1 1 (1.92%) WAN
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
1 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.92%) Network Security
1 1 (1.92%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.77%) QlikView
2 3 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.92%) Grunt
3 1 (1.92%) Bower
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.92%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.92%) ERwin
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) WatiN
3 1 (1.92%) Moq
3 1 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 31 (59.62%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Legal
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) QA Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Designer
5 4 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Capacity Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Data Programmer
7 2 (3.85%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) SVG
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 2 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
4 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.92%) RESTful
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.92%) Ninject
5 1 (1.92%) CSS3
5 1 (1.92%) Sass
5 1 (1.92%) LESS
5 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.77%) Derivative
2 3 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) UNIX
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.92%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) SDLC
2 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) Project Management
4 8 (15.38%) Change Management
4 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
5 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (13.46%) Test Management
5 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL
7 5 (9.62%) Service Management
7 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Logical Data Model
7 5 (9.62%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.69%) Release Management
8 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.77%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) COBOL
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Informatica
4 3 (5.77%) Sybase
4 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.92%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.92%) F5
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