The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 84 98 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.89% 3.38% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 35.38% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 64 35
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.23% +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
QA
UK

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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
324 277 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.14% 9.54% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 159 143
Median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.16% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £38.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Scotland region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Scotland region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

QA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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
Edinburgh -6 58 £425 +6.25% 5
Glasgow +2 7 £362 -1.76% 4
Stirling +4 3 £475 - 1
Renfrewshire -43 3 £290 +8.46%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for QA.

1 48 (33.33%) Finance
2 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.39%) Banking
4 36 (25.00%) JIRA
5 33 (22.92%) Selenium
6 32 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 31 (21.53%) Web Services
8 30 (20.83%) Java
9 28 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 28 (19.44%) Open Source
10 27 (18.75%) Python
11 26 (18.06%) Scrum
12 25 (17.36%) Maven
12 25 (17.36%) GIS
12 25 (17.36%) REST
12 25 (17.36%) JBehave
12 25 (17.36%) PostGIS
12 25 (17.36%) Gradle
12 25 (17.36%) GeoServer
13 24 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (15.97%) OpenLayers
14 23 (15.97%) Leaflet
15 22 (15.28%) BDD
16 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
17 20 (13.89%) ESRI
18 19 (13.19%) Project Management
18 19 (13.19%) SDLC
19 17 (11.81%) NoSQL
19 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
19 17 (11.81%) Cisco Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 25 (17.36%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.08%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.08%) Node.js
4 2 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) IIS
4 2 (1.39%) nginx
4 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 4 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Global One
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) SNMP
2 10 (6.94%) FTP
3 6 (4.17%) Firewall
3 6 (4.17%) HTTP
3 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.47%) LAN
4 5 (3.47%) WAN
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.78%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.78%) Network Security
5 4 (2.78%) OSPF
5 4 (2.78%) SAN
6 2 (1.39%) DHCP
6 2 (1.39%) DNS
6 2 (1.39%) Intranet
6 2 (1.39%) IPsec
7 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.36%) GIS
2 17 (11.81%) NoSQL
3 16 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.56%) MS Access
5 7 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.86%) Star Schema
6 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.39%) QGIS
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
9 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.69%) HBase
9 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.69%) UniData
Development Applications
1 36 (25.00%) JIRA
2 33 (22.92%) Selenium
3 32 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 25 (17.36%) Gradle
4 25 (17.36%) JBehave
4 25 (17.36%) Maven
5 10 (6.94%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.86%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (4.86%) StarTeam
6 7 (4.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.78%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.08%) gulp
8 3 (2.08%) JMeter
9 2 (1.39%) GitLab
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.69%) Moq
10 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.69%) WatiN
General
1 48 (33.33%) Finance
2 38 (26.39%) Banking
3 12 (8.33%) Retail
4 10 (6.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.22%) Analyst
2 30 (20.83%) Developer
3 22 (15.28%) GIS Developer
4 19 (13.19%) Project Manager
5 17 (11.81%) Network Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Consultant
7 8 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Build Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Data Centre Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) Web Services
2 25 (17.36%) PostGIS
2 25 (17.36%) REST
3 23 (15.97%) Leaflet
3 23 (15.97%) OpenLayers
4 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.56%) HTML
6 6 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.47%) .NET
7 5 (3.47%) RESTful
7 5 (3.47%) Spring
7 5 (3.47%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.78%) CSS
9 3 (2.08%) Express
9 3 (2.08%) hapi
9 3 (2.08%) Java EE
9 3 (2.08%) SOAP
10 2 (1.39%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.39%) JSON
10 2 (1.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.86%) User Experience
3 6 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.78%) LPAR
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.08%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) CMDB
7 1 (0.69%) BYOD
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) Unix
3 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.78%) AIX
5 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.69%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.44%) Open Source
3 26 (18.06%) Scrum
4 24 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (15.28%) BDD
6 19 (13.19%) Project Management
6 19 (13.19%) SDLC
7 17 (11.81%) Requirements Management
8 16 (11.11%) TDD
8 16 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (10.42%) Microservices
10 12 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.64%) Change Management
11 11 (7.64%) Service Delivery
12 10 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.25%) Data Analysis
13 9 (6.25%) Migration
13 9 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.83%) Java
2 28 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.75%) Python
4 17 (11.81%) SQL
5 13 (9.03%) C
6 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.08%) Perl
9 2 (1.39%) C#
9 2 (1.39%) C++
9 2 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) CCNA
1 17 (11.81%) CCNP
1 17 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.08%) PMP
5 2 (1.39%) CISSP
5 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.39%) MBA
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) CISA
6 1 (0.69%) HNC
6 1 (0.69%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) WCAG
2 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.08%) COBIT
4 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.39%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) XenApp
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) Docker
3 4 (2.78%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.39%) Xen
5 1 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.86%) Netcool
2 4 (2.78%) Ansible
3 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) ESRI
2 17 (11.81%) Cisco
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.94%) Citrix
4 9 (6.25%) IBM
5 7 (4.86%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle
6 5 (3.47%) VMware
7 4 (2.78%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.39%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.39%) HP
8 2 (1.39%) SunGard
8 2 (1.39%) Twitter
9 1 (0.69%) Infor
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.69%) Teradata
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