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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing QA 8 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.26% 12.28% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 63.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £372 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
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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
14 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 9.21% 19.30% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Average daily rate £420 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (92.31%) SC Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (46.15%) Crossbeam
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
4 6 (46.15%) TippingPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Junos
4 6 (46.15%) F5
4 6 (46.15%) Network Management
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 6 (46.15%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 6 (46.15%) McAfee
4 6 (46.15%) Service Management
4 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) SAN
5 5 (38.46%) MS Office
5 5 (38.46%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) EMC
5 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (38.46%) 3PAR

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
1 6 (46.15%) Junos
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (46.15%) Network Management
2 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Time Management
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) CMMI
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
6 2 (15.38%) Document Management
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) SC Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (38.46%) vSphere
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Crossbeam
1 6 (46.15%) Riverbed
1 6 (46.15%) TippingPoint
1 6 (46.15%) F5
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) Juniper
1 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
1 6 (46.15%) McAfee
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) EMC
2 5 (38.46%) 3PAR
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
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