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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.17% 2.94% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.56% 23.53% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £354 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

QA
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

QA
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Paisley - - - -
QA
Scotland

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) EMC
4 4 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (50.00%) Crossbeam
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (50.00%) Network Management
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
1 4 (50.00%) Junos
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Build Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) CMMI
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) EMC
1 4 (50.00%) Juniper
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee
1 4 (50.00%) Crossbeam
1 4 (50.00%) TippingPoint
1 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 4 (50.00%) F5
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP