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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.59% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.39% 13.89% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £390 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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 22 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
5 5 (27.78%) MSI
5 5 (27.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) VBScript
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
6 4 (22.22%) Altiris
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Software Packaging
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MSI
2 4 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Applications Packager
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Manager
4 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
2 3 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 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%) Automated Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) CMMI
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Document Management
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
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
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
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%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) McAfee
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Crossbeam
4 2 (11.11%) TippingPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) EMC