The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.36% 5.05% 11.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.63% 55.56% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 12
Median daily rate £350 £267 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -19.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
41 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 9.32% 9.09% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 17
Median daily rate £326 £267 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.74% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £264 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £346 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -39 6 £350 +30.90%
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) SNMP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security
3 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 3 (30.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (30.00%) Escalation Management
4 2 (20.00%) StarTeam
4 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (20.00%) FTP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security
1 3 (30.00%) OSPF
1 3 (30.00%) SNMP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (20.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) PMO Planner
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior PMO
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Dependency Management
1 3 (30.00%) Escalation Management
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Intel Security