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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 45 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +25
Contract jobs citing QA 88 110 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.99% 3.65% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.43% 36.79% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 62 38
Median daily rate £350 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £448 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
333 299 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.30% 9.92% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 148 152
Median daily rate £375 £360 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -20 42 £375 -3.22% 7
Glasgow -4 16 £375 +1.69% 5
Renfrewshire -32 13 £350 +30.90%
Scottish Borders - 4 £350 -
Stirling +6 3 £475 +26.66%
Fife - 2 £275 - 1
West Lothian +6 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.93%) Finance
3 36 (22.22%) Banking
3 36 (22.22%) JIRA
4 32 (19.75%) Selenium
5 31 (19.14%) Cucumber
6 30 (18.52%) Web Services
7 28 (17.28%) Java
7 28 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
8 26 (16.05%) Open Source
8 26 (16.05%) JavaScript
9 25 (15.43%) Scrum
9 25 (15.43%) SC Cleared
10 24 (14.81%) REST
10 24 (14.81%) PostGIS
10 24 (14.81%) Maven
10 24 (14.81%) Python
10 24 (14.81%) GIS
11 23 (14.20%) Gradle
11 23 (14.20%) JBehave
11 23 (14.20%) GeoServer
12 22 (13.58%) SDLC
12 22 (13.58%) BDD
12 22 (13.58%) Migration
13 21 (12.96%) Leaflet
13 21 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (12.96%) OpenLayers
14 19 (11.73%) ESRI
14 19 (11.73%) AngularJS

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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 23 (14.20%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.23%) Apache
4 2 (1.23%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.23%) Confluence
4 2 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (1.23%) nginx
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) MS Office
2 5 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Global One
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.26%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) SNMP
2 10 (6.17%) FTP
3 6 (3.70%) Firewall
3 6 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.09%) HTTP
4 5 (3.09%) LAN
4 5 (3.09%) WAN
5 4 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.47%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.47%) Network Security
5 4 (2.47%) OSPF
6 3 (1.85%) SAN
7 2 (1.23%) DHCP
7 2 (1.23%) DNS
7 2 (1.23%) Intranet
7 2 (1.23%) IPsec
8 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.81%) GIS
2 17 (10.49%) Spatial Data
3 16 (9.88%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.85%) QGIS
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.62%) Biml
9 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.62%) MS Access
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.62%) UniData
Development Applications
1 36 (22.22%) JIRA
2 32 (19.75%) Selenium
3 31 (19.14%) Cucumber
4 24 (14.81%) Maven
5 23 (14.20%) Gradle
5 23 (14.20%) JBehave
6 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.32%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (4.32%) StarTeam
7 7 (4.32%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.47%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.85%) gulp
11 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.23%) GitLab
11 2 (1.23%) JMeter
11 2 (1.23%) Subversion
12 1 (0.62%) Ant
12 1 (0.62%) JUnit
12 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (25.93%) Finance
2 36 (22.22%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Retail
4 10 (6.17%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
5 3 (1.85%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (19.14%) Developer
2 30 (18.52%) Analyst
3 21 (12.96%) GIS Developer
4 20 (12.35%) Project Manager
5 17 (10.49%) Network Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) Tester
8 8 (4.94%) Consultant
8 8 (4.94%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Architect
10 6 (3.70%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Verification Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Build Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 5 (3.09%) PMO Planner
11 5 (3.09%) Senior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.52%) Web Services
2 24 (14.81%) PostGIS
2 24 (14.81%) REST
3 21 (12.96%) Leaflet
3 21 (12.96%) OpenLayers
4 19 (11.73%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.32%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.32%) HTML
6 6 (3.70%) .NET
7 5 (3.09%) Spring
7 5 (3.09%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.47%) CSS
8 4 (2.47%) RESTful
9 3 (1.85%) Express
9 3 (1.85%) hapi
9 3 (1.85%) Java EE
9 3 (1.85%) Node.js
9 3 (1.85%) SOAP
9 3 (1.85%) XML
10 2 (1.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.32%) User Experience
3 6 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.47%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.85%) iPad
5 3 (1.85%) LPAR
5 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.23%) CMDB
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.62%) PMI
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.49%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) Linux
2 5 (3.09%) Unix
2 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.85%) AIX
3 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.23%) Android
4 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (16.05%) Open Source
4 25 (15.43%) Scrum
5 22 (13.58%) BDD
5 22 (13.58%) Migration
5 22 (13.58%) SDLC
6 21 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (11.11%) Project Management
8 17 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (10.49%) Requirements Management
9 15 (9.26%) Dependency Management
9 15 (9.26%) TDD
10 14 (8.64%) Microservices
11 12 (7.41%) Change Management
11 12 (7.41%) Risk Management
12 11 (6.79%) Validation
13 10 (6.17%) People Management
13 10 (6.17%) Performance Testing
13 10 (6.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.28%) Java
2 26 (16.05%) JavaScript
3 24 (14.81%) Python
4 16 (9.88%) SQL
5 13 (8.02%) C
6 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.23%) C#
7 2 (1.23%) C++
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) VBA
8 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.49%) CCNA
3 17 (10.49%) CCNP
3 17 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.56%) Degree
5 5 (3.09%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.47%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.47%) PMP
7 2 (1.23%) CISSP
7 2 (1.23%) ISEB
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.23%) MBA
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CISA
8 1 (0.62%) HNC
8 1 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) WCAG
2 4 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.85%) COBIT
3 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.23%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.23%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) XenApp
2 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.47%) Docker
4 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.85%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) Netcool
2 6 (3.70%) Ansible
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) ESRI
2 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.49%) Cisco
4 10 (6.17%) Citrix
5 8 (4.94%) IBM
6 5 (3.09%) Oracle
6 5 (3.09%) VMware
7 4 (2.47%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.23%) HP
8 2 (1.23%) SunGard
8 2 (1.23%) Twitter
9 1 (0.62%) Infor
9 1 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.62%) Perforce
9 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.62%) Sybase
9 1 (0.62%) Telerik
9 1 (0.62%) Teradata
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