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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 29 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.38% 1.83% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.86% 41.67% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £393 £403
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 £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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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
51 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.95% 4.40% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 32
Average daily rate £375 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £254 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) SDLC
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
4 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.29%) UNIX
5 5 (14.29%) MS Office
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.43%) Banking
6 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (11.43%) Service Management
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 4 (11.43%) C#
6 4 (11.43%) Informatica
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.71%) FileNet
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.86%) Drupal
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
4 2 (5.71%) MS Project
5 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
5 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
1 1 (2.86%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) QlikView
2 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.86%) Grunt
2 1 (2.86%) Bower
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.86%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.86%) ERwin
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) WatiN
2 1 (2.86%) Moq
2 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (8.57%) ETL Developer
3 3 (8.57%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (5.71%) Designer
4 2 (5.71%) Report Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Customer Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SOAP
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Ninject
3 1 (2.86%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) Sass
3 1 (2.86%) LESS
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.71%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Statistics
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) SDLC
2 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
4 5 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
5 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) Service Management
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) COBOL
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Informatica
4 2 (5.71%) Tableau
4 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Lotus
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) Perforce
5 1 (2.86%) Crossbeam
5 1 (2.86%) TippingPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.86%) F5
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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