The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 64 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.51% 1.84% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.54% 17.73% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 29
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
284 282 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.15% 10.38% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 171 113
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.77 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.50% +16.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.94 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £47.50 £24.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

QA
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

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 37 £406 +25.00% 4
Glasgow +23 21 £350 +48.93% 2
Renfrewshire -5 4 £325 -27.77%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 57 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (21.51%) SQL
5 30 (17.44%) JIRA
5 30 (17.44%) Selenium
6 28 (16.28%) Project Management
7 27 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (15.12%) Java
8 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (13.95%) Cucumber
9 24 (13.95%) Service Delivery
9 24 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
11 20 (11.63%) Web Services
11 20 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
12 19 (11.05%) Open Source
12 19 (11.05%) MicroStrategy
12 19 (11.05%) Maven
12 19 (11.05%) Scrum
12 19 (11.05%) Banking
13 18 (10.47%) Risk Management
13 18 (10.47%) SDLC
14 17 (9.88%) BDD
14 17 (9.88%) REST
14 17 (9.88%) AngularJS
14 17 (9.88%) Python
14 17 (9.88%) JavaScript
15 16 (9.30%) GIS
15 16 (9.30%) Gradle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (6.40%) CICS
2 5 (2.91%) IIS
2 5 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.74%) Apache
4 3 (1.74%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.74%) CMS
4 3 (1.74%) Confluence
4 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.16%) nginx
5 2 (1.16%) Node.js
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.58%) TWiki
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.65%) MS Office
3 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.74%) MS Project
5 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) Office 365
4 1 (0.58%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.07%) FTP
1 7 (4.07%) Wireless
2 6 (3.49%) HTTP
3 5 (2.91%) SNMP
3 5 (2.91%) WAN
4 4 (2.33%) DHCP
4 4 (2.33%) DNS
4 4 (2.33%) IPsec
4 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.30%) GIS
3 14 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.98%) DB2
6 8 (4.65%) MS Access
7 7 (4.07%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.07%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.07%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.58%) Big Data
11 1 (0.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (17.44%) JIRA
1 30 (17.44%) Selenium
2 24 (13.95%) Cucumber
3 19 (11.05%) Maven
4 16 (9.30%) Gradle
4 16 (9.30%) JBehave
5 10 (5.81%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.33%) JMeter
8 3 (1.74%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.74%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.74%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.74%) YouTrack
9 2 (1.16%) Moq
9 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.16%) WatiN
General
1 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 19 (11.05%) Banking
3 10 (5.81%) Retail
4 7 (4.07%) Legal
4 7 (4.07%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (30.81%) Analyst
2 26 (15.12%) Project Manager
3 22 (12.79%) Developer
4 17 (9.88%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.30%) QA Analyst
6 15 (8.72%) QA Test Analyst
7 14 (8.14%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (6.40%) Architect
8 11 (6.40%) CICS Analyst
8 11 (6.40%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.81%) Consultant
10 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 9 (5.23%) GIS Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) ICT Manager
11 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (4.65%) Tester
12 6 (3.49%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.63%) Web Services
2 17 (9.88%) AngularJS
2 17 (9.88%) REST
3 16 (9.30%) Leaflet
3 16 (9.30%) PostGIS
4 9 (5.23%) HTML
5 8 (4.65%) .NET
6 6 (3.49%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.91%) RESTful
8 4 (2.33%) CSS
8 4 (2.33%) Middleware
8 4 (2.33%) Servlets
8 4 (2.33%) Spring
9 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.74%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.74%) JSON
9 3 (1.74%) SOAP
9 3 (1.74%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.16%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.16%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.40%) Mainframe
3 9 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.33%) User Experience
4 4 (2.33%) VLE
5 3 (1.74%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) Derivative
6 2 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.16%) Ergonomics
6 2 (1.16%) LPAR
6 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.40%) zOS
2 7 (4.07%) Linux
3 6 (3.49%) Unix
3 6 (3.49%) Windows
4 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (16.28%) Project Management
4 24 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (13.95%) Service Delivery
5 20 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
6 19 (11.05%) Open Source
6 19 (11.05%) Scrum
7 18 (10.47%) Risk Management
7 18 (10.47%) SDLC
8 17 (9.88%) BDD
9 14 (8.14%) TDD
10 13 (7.56%) ETL
11 12 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (6.98%) Test Management
11 12 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (6.40%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.51%) SQL
2 26 (15.12%) Java
3 17 (9.88%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.88%) Python
4 11 (6.40%) JCL
5 9 (5.23%) C#
6 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.16%) C
8 2 (1.16%) C++
8 2 (1.16%) PeopleCode
8 2 (1.16%) SQR
8 2 (1.16%) XPath
9 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.58%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.65%) ISEB
3 6 (3.49%) Degree
4 5 (2.91%) CCNA
4 5 (2.91%) CCNP
4 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
8 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.74%) WCAG
2 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.40%) RACF
2 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.33%) Xen
4 3 (1.74%) Docker
5 2 (1.16%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.40%) CA Endevor
2 5 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.74%) Netcool
4 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.05%) MicroStrategy
3 13 (7.56%) ESRI
4 11 (6.40%) CA
5 10 (5.81%) Oracle
6 7 (4.07%) IBM
7 6 (3.49%) VMware
8 5 (2.91%) Cisco
8 5 (2.91%) HP
9 3 (1.74%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.16%) Omniture
10 2 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.16%) Rally
10 2 (1.16%) Sybase
11 1 (0.58%) Huawei
11 1 (0.58%) Pega
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.58%) Temenos
11 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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