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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 31 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 18 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.96% 4.47% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.51% 46.43% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Median daily rate £369 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £330 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
QA
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
59 84 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 9.70% 9.63% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 37
Median daily rate £344 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £227 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £425 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016, 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 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Office 365
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) HTML
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (12.00%) Dependency Management
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
6 2 (8.00%) CheetahMail
6 2 (8.00%) Programme Governance
6 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) Web Services

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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 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) CheetahMail
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Biml
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
2 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Mockito
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Junior
4 3 (12.00%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Planner
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Email Marketing Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Junior QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) DOM
3 1 (4.00%) FpML
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.00%) WSDL
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Citrix
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Perforce
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Telerik