The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 63 67 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 2.74% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.65% 42.14% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 22
Average daily rate
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£410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £487 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
163 159 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.95% 6.50% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 79 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.00 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -16 36 £450 +30.90% 8
Glasgow -8 15 £300 -14.28% 6
Stirling -3 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - - - - 2
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 33 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (22.14%) Finance
3 23 (17.56%) Oracle
4 21 (16.03%) Security Cleared
5 20 (15.27%) Java
6 19 (14.50%) SQL
7 18 (13.74%) Active Directory
8 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
9 16 (12.21%) Windows
9 16 (12.21%) MS Excel
10 15 (11.45%) Java EE
11 14 (10.69%) PowerShell
12 13 (9.92%) Project Management
12 13 (9.92%) XML
12 13 (9.92%) .NET
13 12 (9.16%) CRM
13 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
13 12 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
13 12 (9.16%) Dynamics AX
13 12 (9.16%) Banking
14 11 (8.40%) Migration
14 11 (8.40%) Test Scripting
14 11 (8.40%) SOAP
14 11 (8.40%) HP
14 11 (8.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (7.63%) Service Delivery
15 10 (7.63%) Software Testing
16 9 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (6.87%) Degree
16 9 (6.87%) Application Packaging

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (6.11%) IIS
3 8 (6.11%) Lync
4 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.53%) Apache
5 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.76%) CMS
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (9.16%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.05%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Office 365
2 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Firewall
2 3 (2.29%) Network Security
2 3 (2.29%) WAN
2 3 (2.29%) LAN
3 2 (1.53%) SMS
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.53%) Junos
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) SNMP
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.05%) KDB
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MSI
2 5 (3.82%) Facilita Forecast
3 4 (3.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.05%) Maven
4 3 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.53%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.53%) Subversion
5 2 (1.53%) Hudson
6 1 (0.76%) CppUnit
6 1 (0.76%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.76%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.76%) Trac
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.76%) JIRA
6 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.76%) Xcode
6 1 (0.76%) JUnit
6 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (22.14%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (30.53%) Developer
2 15 (11.45%) Analyst
3 11 (8.40%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (6.87%) Applications Packager
4 9 (6.87%) Lead Developer
5 5 (3.82%) PMO Manager
5 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.05%) Tester
6 4 (3.05%) Test Specialist
6 4 (3.05%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.05%) Java Developer
6 4 (3.05%) C++ Developer
6 4 (3.05%) Test Engineer
6 4 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (2.29%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (2.29%) QA Specialist
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Developer
7 3 (2.29%) Software Tester
7 3 (2.29%) QA Manager
7 3 (2.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.45%) Java EE
2 13 (9.92%) XML
2 13 (9.92%) .NET
3 11 (8.40%) SOAP
4 9 (6.87%) Application Packaging
4 9 (6.87%) Web Services
5 8 (6.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.11%) JSON
6 7 (5.34%) RESTful
6 7 (5.34%) Software Packaging
7 5 (3.82%) HTML
7 5 (3.82%) CSS
8 4 (3.05%) J2EE
8 4 (3.05%) HTML5
9 3 (2.29%) Middleware
10 2 (1.53%) JSF
10 2 (1.53%) jQuery
10 2 (1.53%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.53%) Apache CXF
10 2 (1.53%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.82%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.05%) Open Source
3 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.53%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.76%) CMDB
5 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.21%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) UNIX
3 5 (3.82%) Linux
4 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.53%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.76%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.92%) Project Management
2 12 (9.16%) CRM
3 11 (8.40%) Migration
3 11 (8.40%) Test Scripting
4 10 (7.63%) Service Delivery
4 10 (7.63%) Software Testing
5 9 (6.87%) Change Management
6 8 (6.11%) SOA
7 7 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (5.34%) Automated Testing
7 7 (5.34%) ITIL
7 7 (5.34%) Quality Management
8 6 (4.58%) Service Management
8 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.58%) Performance Testing
8 6 (4.58%) Test Strategy
9 5 (3.82%) Integration Testing
10 4 (3.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.05%) Workflow
10 4 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) Java
2 19 (14.50%) SQL
3 14 (10.69%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.87%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.34%) C++
6 6 (4.58%) VBScript
7 4 (3.05%) VBA
7 4 (3.05%) C#
7 4 (3.05%) Perl
7 4 (3.05%) Korn
8 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.53%) JCL
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
10 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.76%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.87%) Degree
4 5 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.05%) ISEB
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.29%) MOS
6 3 (2.29%) CCNP
7 2 (1.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.76%) CIPD
8 1 (0.76%) GIAC
8 1 (0.76%) MCSA
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 33 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.56%) Oracle
3 11 (8.40%) HP
4 6 (4.58%) AppSense
5 5 (3.82%) Altiris
5 5 (3.82%) Sybase
6 4 (3.05%) Cisco
7 3 (2.29%) IBM
7 3 (2.29%) JBoss
8 2 (1.53%) McAfee
8 2 (1.53%) Charles River
8 2 (1.53%) CA
8 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.53%) Juniper
8 2 (1.53%) Crossbeam
8 2 (1.53%) TippingPoint
8 2 (1.53%) F5
8 2 (1.53%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.76%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.76%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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