The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.40% 4.35% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£379 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.44% 21.74% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £379 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Renfrewshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 17 (94.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (27.78%) MSI
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) VBScript
6 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
6 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 4 (22.22%) Altiris
6 4 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Software Packaging
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) SMS
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
1 2 (11.11%) Junos
2 1 (5.56%) SNMP
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MSI
2 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 4 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Applications Packager
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Manager
4 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
2 3 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) CMMI
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) VBScript
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Altiris
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) McAfee
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) TippingPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Crossbeam
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) EMC