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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 14 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.03% 3.17% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.56% 46.03% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 14
Average daily rate £325 £300 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £468
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 £25.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.22% 6.89% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 32
Average daily rate £353 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £341 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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 24 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 24 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%) 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
1 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
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 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Hudson
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Trac
2 1 (4.17%) Facilita Forecast
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
2 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
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%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
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%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
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%) .NET
5 2 (8.33%) Web Services
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%) JSTL
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
6 1 (4.17%) Servlets
6 1 (4.17%) WSDL
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) JSF
6 1 (4.17%) Tapestry
6 1 (4.17%) Java EE
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%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
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%) C
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
4 1 (4.17%) OCPJP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix