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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 63 64 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 42 69 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.54% 2.67% 1.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 25.94% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 17
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £262 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
162 266 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.80% 10.29% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 132 132
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £225 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +121.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +10 23 £350 -8.19% 4
Glasgow -11 12 £300 -14.28% 2
West Lothian 0 7 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) Selenium
3 35 (35.35%) Java
4 34 (34.34%) Scrum
5 32 (32.32%) JIRA
6 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
7 28 (28.28%) BDD
8 27 (27.27%) SQL
9 24 (24.24%) Python
9 24 (24.24%) TDD
10 23 (23.23%) SDLC
11 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 20 (20.20%) Web Services
12 20 (20.20%) GIS
13 19 (19.19%) AngularJS
14 18 (18.18%) PostGIS
14 18 (18.18%) Spatial Data
14 18 (18.18%) Open Source
15 17 (17.17%) NoSQL
16 16 (16.16%) OpenLayers
16 16 (16.16%) Microservices
17 15 (15.15%) Gradle
17 15 (15.15%) Open Source Development
18 14 (14.14%) GeoServer
18 14 (14.14%) REST
18 14 (14.14%) Leaflet
18 14 (14.14%) JBehave
18 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
18 14 (14.14%) Maven

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 14 (14.14%) GeoServer
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.01%) nginx
3 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) GitHub
2 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) CheetahMail
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
1 3 (3.03%) Wireless
2 2 (2.02%) DNS
2 2 (2.02%) Firewall
2 2 (2.02%) VoIP
3 1 (1.01%) DHCP
3 1 (1.01%) HTTP
3 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.01%) Network Security
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) GIS
2 18 (18.18%) Spatial Data
3 17 (17.17%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.04%) QGIS
7 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.02%) QlikView
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.01%) Big Data
9 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 36 (36.36%) Selenium
2 32 (32.32%) JIRA
3 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
4 15 (15.15%) Gradle
5 14 (14.14%) JBehave
5 14 (14.14%) Maven
6 10 (10.10%) Git (software)
7 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.06%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.03%) DbUnit
9 3 (3.03%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.03%) JUnit
9 3 (3.03%) Mockito
9 3 (3.03%) Moq
9 3 (3.03%) NUnit
10 1 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.01%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
2 3 (3.03%) Local Government
2 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Publishing
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Developer
2 20 (20.20%) Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 14 (14.14%) Test Analyst
5 13 (13.13%) Angular Developer
5 13 (13.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Open Source Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Python Developer
6 11 (11.11%) Tester
7 10 (10.10%) QA Analyst
8 9 (9.09%) Automation Tester
8 9 (9.09%) QA Tester
9 8 (8.08%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (8.08%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) QA Engineer
11 6 (6.06%) Architect
11 6 (6.06%) GIS Developer
11 6 (6.06%) Test Engineer
12 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
12 5 (5.05%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.20%) Web Services
2 19 (19.19%) AngularJS
3 18 (18.18%) PostGIS
4 16 (16.16%) OpenLayers
5 14 (14.14%) Leaflet
5 14 (14.14%) REST
6 4 (4.04%) HTML
6 4 (4.04%) RESTful
7 3 (3.03%) .NET
7 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.03%) jQuery
7 3 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (3.03%) XML
8 2 (2.02%) Node.js
8 2 (2.02%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.03%) User Experience
3 2 (2.02%) Clustering
3 2 (2.02%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.01%) Informatics
4 1 (1.01%) IPTV
4 1 (1.01%) New Media
4 1 (1.01%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.01%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.01%) Social Network
4 1 (1.01%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Unix
2 5 (5.05%) Linux
3 4 (4.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) Android
4 1 (1.01%) CentOS
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) Scrum
3 28 (28.28%) BDD
4 24 (24.24%) TDD
5 23 (23.23%) SDLC
6 18 (18.18%) Open Source
7 16 (16.16%) Microservices
8 15 (15.15%) Open Source Development
9 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
9 14 (14.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (11.11%) User Stories
11 9 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.08%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.07%) Automation Testing
13 7 (7.07%) Validation
14 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
14 6 (6.06%) Migration
15 5 (5.05%) Project Management
15 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.35%) Java
2 27 (27.27%) SQL
3 24 (24.24%) Python
4 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.05%) Perl
6 4 (4.04%) C#
7 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.02%) C++
8 2 (2.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
9 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.12%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.06%) ISEB
4 3 (3.03%) MCAD
4 3 (3.03%) MCSD
4 3 (3.03%) MCTS
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.01%) HND
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PMP
6 1 (1.01%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.01%) SANS
6 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.02%) SDET
4 1 (1.01%) BS7666
4 1 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.07%) Ansible
3 2 (2.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.01%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.01%) QRadar
4 1 (1.01%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 14 (14.14%) ESRI
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) HP
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.02%) Cognos
5 2 (2.02%) Splunk
6 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.01%) Citrix
6 1 (1.01%) Facebook
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) MapR
6 1 (1.01%) Pega
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) RightScale
6 1 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.01%) Symantec
6 1 (1.01%) Teradata
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter
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