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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 76 92 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.54% 3.03% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.38% 32.62% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 25
Average daily rate £445 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
325 282 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.88% 9.29% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 170 135
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £240 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +64.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £17.80 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £32.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -13 50 £448 +11.87% 12
Glasgow +9 9 £362 -3.46% 11
Renfrewshire -34 3 £290 +8.46%
Stirling +13 2 £475 +13.09%
Fife - 1 - - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.47%) Finance
3 30 (20.83%) Banking
3 30 (20.83%) JIRA
4 28 (19.44%) SQL
4 28 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (19.44%) Selenium
5 26 (18.06%) Cucumber
6 25 (17.36%) Web Services
6 25 (17.36%) Service Delivery
7 23 (15.97%) Java
7 23 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
8 21 (14.58%) Open Source
9 20 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 20 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (13.19%) Python
10 19 (13.19%) BDD
10 19 (13.19%) AngularJS
11 18 (12.50%) Gradle
11 18 (12.50%) PostGIS
11 18 (12.50%) REST
11 18 (12.50%) JBehave
11 18 (12.50%) GeoServer
11 18 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 18 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
11 18 (12.50%) GIS
11 18 (12.50%) Scrum
11 18 (12.50%) Maven
12 16 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (12.50%) GeoServer
2 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.78%) Node.js
4 3 (2.08%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 2 (1.39%) Apache
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
5 2 (1.39%) nginx
5 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.69%) CICS
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 4 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) SNMP
2 10 (6.94%) FTP
3 6 (4.17%) HTTP
4 5 (3.47%) Firewall
4 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.78%) LAN
5 4 (2.78%) SAN
5 4 (2.78%) WAN
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.08%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.08%) Network Security
6 3 (2.08%) OSPF
7 2 (1.39%) DHCP
7 2 (1.39%) DNS
7 2 (1.39%) Intranet
7 2 (1.39%) IPsec
8 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (12.50%) GIS
3 14 (9.72%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.56%) MS Access
6 7 (4.86%) Star Schema
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.39%) DB2
9 2 (1.39%) QGIS
9 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.69%) MySQL
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.69%) UniData
Development Applications
1 30 (20.83%) JIRA
2 28 (19.44%) Selenium
3 26 (18.06%) Cucumber
4 18 (12.50%) Gradle
4 18 (12.50%) JBehave
4 18 (12.50%) Maven
5 9 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.86%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (4.86%) StarTeam
7 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.08%) gulp
7 3 (2.08%) JMeter
8 2 (1.39%) GitLab
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.69%) WatiN
9 1 (0.69%) YouTrack
General
1 41 (28.47%) Finance
2 30 (20.83%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Retail
4 9 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Developer
3 16 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) GIS Developer
5 14 (9.72%) Project Manager
6 13 (9.03%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.94%) Consultant
8 9 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Manager
8 9 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) ICT Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Architect
10 7 (4.86%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Test Manager
11 6 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
12 5 (3.47%) Build Engineer
12 5 (3.47%) Data Analyst
12 5 (3.47%) Tester
13 4 (2.78%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.36%) Web Services
2 19 (13.19%) AngularJS
3 18 (12.50%) PostGIS
3 18 (12.50%) REST
4 16 (11.11%) Leaflet
4 16 (11.11%) OpenLayers
5 8 (5.56%) HTML
6 7 (4.86%) Gherkin
7 6 (4.17%) RESTful
8 5 (3.47%) .NET
8 5 (3.47%) CSS
8 5 (3.47%) Spring
8 5 (3.47%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.78%) Express
10 3 (2.08%) hapi
10 3 (2.08%) Java EE
10 3 (2.08%) SOAP
11 2 (1.39%) Backbone.js
11 2 (1.39%) JSON
11 2 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.78%) LPAR
4 4 (2.78%) User Experience
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.08%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.08%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) CMDB
7 1 (0.69%) BYOD
7 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.69%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.42%) Windows
2 5 (3.47%) Linux
2 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.78%) AIX
3 4 (2.78%) Unix
4 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Android
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.36%) Service Delivery
3 23 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (14.58%) Open Source
5 20 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (13.19%) BDD
7 18 (12.50%) Scrum
8 15 (10.42%) Project Management
8 15 (10.42%) Requirements Management
9 12 (8.33%) ETL
9 12 (8.33%) TDD
9 12 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.64%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (7.64%) Change Management
10 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.64%) Migration
11 10 (6.94%) Microservices
12 9 (6.25%) Data Analysis
12 9 (6.25%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) SQL
2 23 (15.97%) Java
3 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 19 (13.19%) Python
5 11 (7.64%) C
6 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.78%) C#
9 3 (2.08%) Perl
10 2 (1.39%) VBA
11 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.69%) JCL
11 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) CCNA
2 16 (11.11%) CCNP
2 16 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) CISSP
5 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.39%) MBA
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) CISA
6 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) HNC
6 1 (0.69%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PMP
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.08%) COBIT
2 3 (2.08%) WCAG
3 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) XenApp
2 5 (3.47%) Docker
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) PowerHA
4 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.39%) Xen
6 1 (0.69%) HDFS
6 1 (0.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.86%) Netcool
2 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 18 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 18 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 16 (11.11%) Cisco
3 13 (9.03%) ESRI
4 10 (6.94%) Citrix
5 9 (6.25%) IBM
6 7 (4.86%) Oracle
7 5 (3.47%) HP
7 5 (3.47%) VMware
8 3 (2.08%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.39%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.69%) CA
10 1 (0.69%) Huawei
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.69%) SunGard
10 1 (0.69%) Teradata
10 1 (0.69%) Twitter
Highland
Capgemini UK
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £30000 per annum + Pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Pertemps IT
Rate: £350-500 a day depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Market rate
Posted: 17 days ago