The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 58 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 2.30% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.80% 38.03% 41.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 28
Average daily rate £325 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -22.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
162 142 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.11% 6.06% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 87 78
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £9.64 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £72.00 £27.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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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

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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 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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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

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -6 14 £325 +18.18% 5
Edinburgh -20 14 £300 -25.00% 10
Stirling +7 4 £375 -16.66%
Aberdeen +7 2 £350 -
Dundee - - - - 3
Fife - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (33.66%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.74%) Finance
3 22 (21.78%) SQL
3 22 (21.78%) Windows
4 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
5 19 (18.81%) Oracle
5 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
6 17 (16.83%) Java
7 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
8 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
8 13 (12.87%) CRM
8 13 (12.87%) HP
9 12 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (10.89%) Dynamics AX
10 11 (10.89%) Migration
11 10 (9.90%) Service Management
11 10 (9.90%) Problem Management
11 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (9.90%) Windows XP
12 9 (8.91%) XML
12 9 (8.91%) Active Directory
12 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Java EE
12 9 (8.91%) Firewall
13 8 (7.92%) Change Management
13 8 (7.92%) Netcool
13 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
14 7 (6.93%) Project Management
14 7 (6.93%) UNIX
14 7 (6.93%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.98%) Apache
2 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.98%) IIS
2 2 (1.98%) Lync
2 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (10.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.96%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) SNMP
2 2 (1.98%) LAN
2 2 (1.98%) SMS
2 2 (1.98%) WAN
3 1 (0.99%) Junos
3 1 (0.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) LDAP
3 1 (0.99%) FTP
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.96%) KDB
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Maven
2 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.96%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (2.97%) MSI
3 3 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.97%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (2.97%) Ant
3 3 (2.97%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.97%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.98%) Subversion
4 2 (1.98%) Selenium
4 2 (1.98%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.98%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.99%) Trac
5 1 (0.99%) JBehave
5 1 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.99%) Hudson
5 1 (0.99%) Toad
5 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 26 (25.74%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Analyst
3 7 (6.93%) Applications Packager
4 6 (5.94%) Test Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 4 (3.96%) Java Programmer
6 4 (3.96%) C++ Developer
6 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (3.96%) PMO Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (3.96%) Programmer
7 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 3 (2.97%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Architect
7 3 (2.97%) Tester
7 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (2.97%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (2.97%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) XML
1 9 (8.91%) Java EE
2 7 (6.93%) Application Packaging
3 6 (5.94%) J2EE
4 5 (4.95%) .NET
4 5 (4.95%) HTML
4 5 (4.95%) Software Packaging
5 4 (3.96%) SOAP
6 3 (2.97%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.97%) JSON
7 2 (1.98%) JSF
7 2 (1.98%) jQuery
7 2 (1.98%) CSS
7 2 (1.98%) Web Services
7 2 (1.98%) HTML5
8 1 (0.99%) RESTful
8 1 (0.99%) RichFaces
8 1 (0.99%) OSGi
8 1 (0.99%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Open Source
1 5 (4.95%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.96%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.98%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.99%) PACS
4 1 (0.99%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Windows
2 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (9.90%) Windows XP
3 7 (6.93%) UNIX
4 5 (4.95%) Linux
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.99%) MVS
8 1 (0.99%) AIX
8 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
1 13 (12.87%) CRM
2 11 (10.89%) Migration
3 10 (9.90%) Service Management
3 10 (9.90%) Problem Management
4 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
5 8 (7.92%) Change Management
6 7 (6.93%) Project Management
6 7 (6.93%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.94%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.94%) SOA
7 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.94%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.95%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.96%) Performance Testing
9 4 (3.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.78%) SQL
2 17 (16.83%) Java
3 7 (6.93%) C++
4 5 (4.95%) C#
5 4 (3.96%) Korn
5 4 (3.96%) Perl
6 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.97%) VBScript
7 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.98%) JCL
8 1 (0.99%) Scala
8 1 (0.99%) REXX
8 1 (0.99%) VB
8 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) Python
8 1 (0.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) ISEB
4 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.99%) CCNP
6 1 (0.99%) CCNA
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCSE
6 1 (0.99%) MCSA
6 1 (0.99%) CIPD
6 1 (0.99%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Netcool
2 6 (5.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.99%) Control-M
4 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (33.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.81%) Oracle
3 13 (12.87%) HP
4 5 (4.95%) Sybase
4 5 (4.95%) IBM
5 4 (3.96%) AppSense
6 3 (2.97%) SAP
6 3 (2.97%) Cognos
6 3 (2.97%) JBoss
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco
7 2 (1.98%) Altiris
7 2 (1.98%) Charles River
8 1 (0.99%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.99%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.99%) F5
8 1 (0.99%) Sun
8 1 (0.99%) Citrix
8 1 (0.99%) Juniper
8 1 (0.99%) CA
8 1 (0.99%) McAfee
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Rate: £30.00 - £35.00 per hour
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