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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 48 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 80 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.08% 3.17% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.49% 34.01% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 35
Median daily rate £350 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £303 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +79.21%
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
302 297 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.64% 9.32% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 140 137
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £180 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +102.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -25 35 £369 -4.83% 9
Glasgow -3 18 £363 +1.75% 6
Renfrewshire -13 11 £350 -
Scottish Borders - 4 £350 -
Stirling +2 3 £475 +26.66% 1
Fife - 3 £275 - 1
West Lothian +6 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.92%) Finance
3 35 (22.44%) Banking
4 31 (19.87%) JIRA
5 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
6 27 (17.31%) Cucumber
6 27 (17.31%) Selenium
6 27 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (17.31%) Scrum
7 26 (16.67%) Web Services
8 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
9 24 (15.38%) SDLC
10 23 (14.74%) Open Source
10 23 (14.74%) PostGIS
10 23 (14.74%) Java
10 23 (14.74%) JavaScript
10 23 (14.74%) GIS
11 22 (14.10%) Migration
11 22 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (13.46%) Spatial Data
13 20 (12.82%) REST
13 20 (12.82%) BDD
13 20 (12.82%) Maven
13 20 (12.82%) Python
14 19 (12.18%) SQL
14 19 (12.18%) JBehave
14 19 (12.18%) Gradle
14 19 (12.18%) GeoServer
15 17 (10.90%) Windows
15 17 (10.90%) Microsoft

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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 19 (12.18%) GeoServer
2 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) nginx
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Office
2 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Global One
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.62%) Office 365
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.28%) CheetahMail
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) SNMP
2 8 (5.13%) FTP
3 6 (3.85%) Firewall
4 5 (3.21%) LAN
4 5 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.21%) WAN
5 4 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.56%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.56%) HTTP
5 4 (2.56%) Network Security
5 4 (2.56%) OSPF
6 2 (1.28%) Intranet
6 2 (1.28%) SAN
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
7 1 (0.64%) DNS
7 1 (0.64%) Internet
7 1 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.74%) GIS
2 21 (13.46%) Spatial Data
3 13 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.49%) QGIS
6 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.64%) Biml
9 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.64%) UniData
Development Applications
1 31 (19.87%) JIRA
2 27 (17.31%) Cucumber
2 27 (17.31%) Selenium
3 20 (12.82%) Maven
4 19 (12.18%) Gradle
4 19 (12.18%) JBehave
5 13 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (3.85%) StarTeam
7 6 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.56%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.92%) GitLab
10 3 (1.92%) gulp
11 2 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (1.28%) Subversion
12 1 (0.64%) Ant
12 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 42 (26.92%) Finance
2 35 (22.44%) Banking
3 10 (6.41%) Retail
4 9 (5.77%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.56%) Electronics
6 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (18.59%) Developer
2 28 (17.95%) Analyst
3 20 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 19 (12.18%) GIS Developer
5 16 (10.26%) Network Engineer
6 12 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.05%) Tester
8 8 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.13%) QA Tester
9 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.85%) Verification Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.21%) Build Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 5 (3.21%) PMO Planner
11 5 (3.21%) QA Automation Tester
11 5 (3.21%) Senior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.67%) Web Services
2 23 (14.74%) PostGIS
3 20 (12.82%) REST
4 16 (10.26%) Leaflet
4 16 (10.26%) OpenLayers
5 15 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.13%) HTML
7 7 (4.49%) Gherkin
8 6 (3.85%) .NET
9 5 (3.21%) CSS
10 4 (2.56%) RESTful
10 4 (2.56%) Spring
10 4 (2.56%) Spring Boot
11 3 (1.92%) Backbone.js
11 3 (1.92%) Express
11 3 (1.92%) hapi
11 3 (1.92%) Java EE
11 3 (1.92%) Node.js
11 3 (1.92%) SOAP
11 3 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.49%) User Experience
3 6 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.56%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.92%) iPad
5 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.28%) CMDB
6 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.28%) LPAR
6 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.64%) PMI
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.90%) Windows
2 5 (3.21%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.56%) Linux
3 4 (2.56%) Unix
4 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.28%) AIX
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.31%) Scrum
2 27 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.38%) SDLC
4 23 (14.74%) Open Source
5 22 (14.10%) Migration
5 22 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (12.82%) BDD
7 16 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (10.26%) Requirements Management
8 15 (9.62%) Dependency Management
8 15 (9.62%) TDD
9 14 (8.97%) Microservices
9 14 (8.97%) Project Management
9 14 (8.97%) Validation
10 12 (7.69%) Change Management
10 12 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.41%) People Management
12 9 (5.77%) Defect Management
12 9 (5.77%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.74%) Java
1 23 (14.74%) JavaScript
2 20 (12.82%) Python
3 19 (12.18%) SQL
4 13 (8.33%) C
5 2 (1.28%) C#
5 2 (1.28%) C++
5 2 (1.28%) Perl
5 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.26%) CCNA
3 16 (10.26%) CCNP
3 16 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.13%) Degree
5 5 (3.21%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.56%) PMP
7 2 (1.28%) CISSP
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB
7 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.28%) MBA
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CISA
8 1 (0.64%) HNC
8 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.56%) WCAG
3 3 (1.92%) COBIT
3 3 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.92%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.28%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) XenApp
2 4 (2.56%) Docker
2 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.28%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Ansible
2 6 (3.85%) Netcool
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.26%) Cisco
2 16 (10.26%) ESRI
3 10 (6.41%) Citrix
4 6 (3.85%) IBM
5 5 (3.21%) Oracle
6 4 (2.56%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.28%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.28%) HP
7 2 (1.28%) SunGard
8 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.64%) Infor
8 1 (0.64%) Perforce
8 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.64%) Sybase
8 1 (0.64%) Telerik
8 1 (0.64%) Teradata
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter