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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 68 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 43 60 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.44% 2.35% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.38% 20.91% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 27
Median daily rate £305 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £350 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £495 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
163 287 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.26% 11.25% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 134 169
Median daily rate £331 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £8.85 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +4 25 £296 -30.35% 1
West Lothian - 9 - -
Glasgow -5 7 £363 +3.57% 4
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 60 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.55%) Selenium
3 38 (40.43%) Java
4 36 (38.30%) Scrum
5 35 (37.23%) Cucumber
6 28 (29.79%) SQL
7 27 (28.72%) JIRA
8 25 (26.60%) BDD
9 24 (25.53%) TDD
10 22 (23.40%) Python
11 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
12 20 (21.28%) SDLC
13 19 (20.21%) GIS
14 18 (19.15%) AngularJS
14 18 (19.15%) Spatial Data
15 17 (18.09%) PostGIS
15 17 (18.09%) Open Source
16 16 (17.02%) NoSQL
16 16 (17.02%) Web Services
17 15 (15.96%) Finance
17 15 (15.96%) Microservices
17 15 (15.96%) OpenLayers
17 15 (15.96%) Open Source Development
18 14 (14.89%) Gradle
19 13 (13.83%) Leaflet
19 13 (13.83%) REST
19 13 (13.83%) GeoServer
19 13 (13.83%) ESRI
19 13 (13.83%) Maven
19 13 (13.83%) JBehave

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 13 (13.83%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) Apache
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.06%) nginx
3 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) GitHub
2 2 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) DNS
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) VoIP
2 2 (2.13%) Wireless
3 1 (1.06%) DHCP
3 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.21%) GIS
2 18 (19.15%) Spatial Data
3 16 (17.02%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.26%) QGIS
6 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.13%) MySQL
8 2 (2.13%) QlikView
9 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.06%) Big Data
9 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (42.55%) Selenium
2 35 (37.23%) Cucumber
3 27 (28.72%) JIRA
4 14 (14.89%) Gradle
5 13 (13.83%) JBehave
5 13 (13.83%) Maven
6 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
7 10 (10.64%) WebDriver
8 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.38%) DbUnit
9 6 (6.38%) JUnit
9 6 (6.38%) Mockito
9 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.19%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.19%) Moq
10 3 (3.19%) NUnit
11 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.06%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (15.96%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Local Government
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Games
4 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Angular Developer
4 13 (13.83%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Open Source Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Python Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Test Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Tester
6 10 (10.64%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.64%) QA Tester
7 9 (9.57%) QA Automation Tester
7 9 (9.57%) QA Engineer
8 8 (8.51%) QA Analyst
9 7 (7.45%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Architect
10 6 (6.38%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (6.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (6.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) AngularJS
2 17 (18.09%) PostGIS
3 16 (17.02%) Web Services
4 15 (15.96%) OpenLayers
5 13 (13.83%) Leaflet
5 13 (13.83%) REST
6 4 (4.26%) jQuery
6 4 (4.26%) RESTful
6 4 (4.26%) Spring
7 3 (3.19%) .NET
7 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.19%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.19%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.19%) HTML
7 3 (3.19%) Node.js
7 3 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (3.19%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (2.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.13%) Replication
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) IPTV
5 1 (1.06%) New Media
5 1 (1.06%) Social Network
5 1 (1.06%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Unix
2 7 (7.45%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.19%) Android
5 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.30%) Scrum
3 25 (26.60%) BDD
4 24 (25.53%) TDD
5 20 (21.28%) SDLC
6 17 (18.09%) Open Source
7 15 (15.96%) Microservices
7 15 (15.96%) Open Source Development
8 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.57%) User Stories
11 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.51%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
12 6 (6.38%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.38%) Web Development
13 5 (5.32%) Analytics
13 5 (5.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) Java
2 28 (29.79%) SQL
3 22 (23.40%) Python
4 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.26%) C#
5 4 (4.26%) Perl
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) C++
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) Scala
7 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Degree
2 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) ISEB
3 3 (3.19%) MCAD
3 3 (3.19%) MCSD
3 3 (3.19%) MCTS
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) CISSP
5 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
5 1 (1.06%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SANS
5 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.13%) SDET
4 1 (1.06%) BS7666
4 1 (1.06%) GDPR
4 1 (1.06%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Ansible
2 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.06%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) ESRI
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Cognos
4 2 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.06%) CA
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) Facebook
5 1 (1.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) MapR
5 1 (1.06%) Pega
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.06%) RightScale
5 1 (1.06%) SAP
5 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.06%) Symantec
5 1 (1.06%) Twitter
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