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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 22 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.51% 0.92% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.21% 8.97% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 4
Average daily rate £360 £235 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £181 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
78 78 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.44% 10.29% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 30
Average daily rate £335 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £15.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% +0.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 26 (40.63%) SQL
3 22 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (29.69%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (26.56%) MicroStrategy
6 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 11 (17.19%) ETL
8 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
9 10 (15.63%) SDLC
9 10 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.50%) MS Access
11 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
11 8 (12.50%) C#
11 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.50%) Data Analysis
11 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (10.94%) Legal
12 7 (10.94%) Star Schema
12 7 (10.94%) .NET
13 6 (9.38%) Java
13 6 (9.38%) MS Office
13 6 (9.38%) Project Management
13 6 (9.38%) Quality Management
13 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
13 6 (9.38%) Data Stewardship

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.56%) JBoss
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.56%) TWiki
1 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.50%) MS Access
4 7 (10.94%) Star Schema
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.56%) DB2
9 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
1 3 (4.69%) Selenium
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.13%) Moq
2 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.13%) WatiN
2 2 (3.13%) YouTrack
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Legal
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (12.50%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 7 (10.94%) ICT Manager
4 7 (10.94%) QA Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Designer
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.13%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) CSS
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) Ajax
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) NHibernate
3 2 (3.13%) Ninject
3 2 (3.13%) SOAP
3 2 (3.13%) SVG
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) Java EE
4 1 (1.56%) JPA
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) Spring Integration
4 1 (1.56%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.56%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.13%) Derivative
2 2 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (3.13%) VLE
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
1 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (29.69%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (17.19%) ETL
4 10 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (15.63%) SDLC
5 8 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (9.38%) Analytics
7 6 (9.38%) Data Stewardship
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 6 (9.38%) Quality Management
7 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.81%) Test Management
9 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Scrum
9 4 (6.25%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) C#
2 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 6 (9.38%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) MicroStrategy
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) HP
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Sybase
5 1 (1.56%) Huawei
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Pega
5 1 (1.56%) Temenos
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter