The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Renfrewshire 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing QA 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 4.55% 14.81% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 77.78% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£332 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.84% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate £335 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
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 £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -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

QA
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 24 July 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 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) VBScript
5 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (33.33%) MSI
5 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (26.67%) Altiris
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) Service Management
7 3 (20.00%) Quality Management
7 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Junos
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MSI
2 4 (26.67%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) CMMI
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Altiris
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Crossbeam
4 2 (13.33%) AppSense
4 2 (13.33%) TippingPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR