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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 53 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs citing QA 50 93 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.53% 3.22% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.26% 33.21% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 53 27
Median daily rate £388 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £250 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
215 280 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.88% 9.69% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 146 145
Median daily rate £400 £328 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £195 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £18.95 £21.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £40.00 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -2 22 £400 +45.45% 4
Glasgow -7 22 £375 -6.25% 3
Renfrewshire - 2 £350 -
West Lothian -4 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) JIRA
3 28 (25.93%) SQL
4 27 (25.00%) BDD
5 26 (24.07%) Selenium
6 23 (21.30%) Java
6 23 (21.30%) Cucumber
7 22 (20.37%) GIS
7 22 (20.37%) Scrum
8 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 20 (18.52%) Python
8 20 (18.52%) PostGIS
9 19 (17.59%) SDLC
10 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.67%) Spatial Data
10 18 (16.67%) Web Services
10 18 (16.67%) TDD
10 18 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (14.81%) AngularJS
12 15 (13.89%) User Stories
12 15 (13.89%) Open Source
12 15 (13.89%) Finance
13 14 (12.96%) Validation
13 14 (12.96%) Migration
13 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
14 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
14 13 (12.04%) REST
14 13 (12.04%) Microservices
14 13 (12.04%) Maven
14 13 (12.04%) Performance Testing

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 12 (11.11%) GeoServer
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Wireless
2 2 (1.85%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) Firewall
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.37%) GIS
2 18 (16.67%) Spatial Data
3 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.33%) QGIS
5 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.85%) QlikView
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.93%) Big Data
9 1 (0.93%) Biml
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (29.63%) JIRA
2 26 (24.07%) Selenium
3 23 (21.30%) Cucumber
4 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
5 13 (12.04%) Maven
6 12 (11.11%) Gradle
6 12 (11.11%) JBehave
6 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.78%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.78%) Moq
10 3 (2.78%) NUnit
11 2 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.93%) Ant
12 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.93%) JUnit
12 1 (0.93%) Mockito
12 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
2 4 (3.70%) Electronics
3 3 (2.78%) Local Government
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 23 (21.30%) Developer
3 18 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 13 (12.04%) Tester
6 12 (11.11%) QA Analyst
7 10 (9.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Angular Developer
8 9 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Open Source Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Python Developer
8 9 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) QA Tester
9 8 (7.41%) GIS Developer
10 7 (6.48%) Automation Tester
10 7 (6.48%) QA Automation Tester
11 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
12 5 (4.63%) Architect
12 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
13 4 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) PostGIS
2 18 (16.67%) Web Services
3 16 (14.81%) AngularJS
4 13 (12.04%) REST
5 12 (11.11%) OpenLayers
6 11 (10.19%) Leaflet
7 8 (7.41%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.63%) HTML
9 4 (3.70%) .NET
9 4 (3.70%) XML
10 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.78%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.78%) jQuery
10 3 (2.78%) RESTful
10 3 (2.78%) SOAP
10 3 (2.78%) Spring
10 3 (2.78%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.78%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Digital Media
1 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Informatics
4 1 (0.93%) IPTV
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) New Media
4 1 (0.93%) Ontologies
4 1 (0.93%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Social Network
4 1 (0.93%) Statistics
4 1 (0.93%) Streaming Media
4 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Linux
1 5 (4.63%) Unix
2 4 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) CentOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) BDD
3 22 (20.37%) Scrum
4 19 (17.59%) SDLC
5 18 (16.67%) TDD
5 18 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 18 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (13.89%) Open Source
6 15 (13.89%) User Stories
7 14 (12.96%) Migration
7 14 (12.96%) Validation
8 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.04%) Microservices
8 13 (12.04%) Performance Testing
9 10 (9.26%) Open Source Development
10 7 (6.48%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.48%) Data Validation
10 7 (6.48%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.93%) SQL
2 23 (21.30%) Java
3 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.52%) Python
4 4 (3.70%) C#
4 4 (3.70%) Perl
5 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.85%) C++
6 2 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) Scala
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Degree
1 13 (12.04%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.41%) ISEB
3 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) MCAD
4 3 (2.78%) MCSD
4 3 (2.78%) MCTS
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) CISSP
5 1 (0.93%) HND
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.93%) PMP
5 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) SANS
5 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.85%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.93%) BS7666
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) MiFID
3 1 (0.93%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Ansible
2 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) QRadar
3 1 (0.93%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) ESRI
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.56%) HP
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) Cognos
6 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) Facebook
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) MapR
6 1 (0.93%) Pega
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) RightScale
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Teradata
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter