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 3 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 64 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 98 66 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.08% 2.40% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.01% 39.05% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 35
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £5.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+86.51% +22.22%
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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
213 169 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.69% 6.14% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 85 80
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% +105.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £12.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £22.30 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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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 3 August 2015.

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

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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 3 August 2015. 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
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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 +12 55 £388 -13.88% 22
Glasgow +16 30 £363 +20.83% 7
Stirling +4 5 £375 -
West Lothian - 2 £220 - 2
Renfrewshire +2 1 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 63 (32.98%) Finance
2 56 (29.32%) Banking
3 42 (21.99%) Project Management
4 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (19.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (16.23%) Retail
7 29 (15.18%) MS Excel
8 28 (14.66%) SQL
9 27 (14.14%) Test Scripting
10 26 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
11 24 (12.57%) Migration
11 24 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (12.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 23 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (9.95%) ITIL
14 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
14 17 (8.90%) Scrum
15 16 (8.38%) MS Office
16 15 (7.85%) SAS
16 15 (7.85%) Analytics
16 15 (7.85%) SDLC
17 14 (7.33%) PRINCE2
17 14 (7.33%) Oracle
18 13 (6.81%) Change Management
18 13 (6.81%) Release Management
19 12 (6.28%) Selenium
19 12 (6.28%) Retail Banking
19 12 (6.28%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.85%) SAS
3 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.09%) Lync
4 4 (2.09%) IIS
5 3 (1.57%) FileNet
5 3 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) CICS
7 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.38%) MS Office
3 12 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.71%) MS Project
5 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) WAN
2 5 (2.62%) LAN
2 5 (2.62%) Firewall
2 5 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (2.62%) Network Security
2 5 (2.62%) Junos
3 4 (2.09%) ATM
4 2 (1.05%) SNMP
4 2 (1.05%) SAN
4 2 (1.05%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.57%) QlikView
6 2 (1.05%) MySQL
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Selenium
2 10 (5.24%) Maven
3 9 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.19%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.09%) JIRA
5 4 (2.09%) Subversion
5 4 (2.09%) HP UFT
5 4 (2.09%) PeopleTools
6 3 (1.57%) Ant
6 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.57%) TestDirector
6 3 (1.57%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.05%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.05%) Hudson
7 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.52%) MSTest
General
1 63 (32.98%) Finance
2 56 (29.32%) Banking
3 31 (16.23%) Retail
4 12 (6.28%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.14%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Legal
6 4 (2.09%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (27.23%) Analyst
2 24 (12.57%) Test Manager
2 24 (12.57%) Developer
3 18 (9.42%) Test Analyst
4 15 (7.85%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.81%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (6.28%) Tester
7 11 (5.76%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.24%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.66%) Release Manager
10 6 (3.14%) Administrator
10 6 (3.14%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.62%) QA Tester
11 5 (2.62%) UAT Manager
11 5 (2.62%) PMO Lead
11 5 (2.62%) UAT Test Manager
12 4 (2.09%) Designer
12 4 (2.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 3 (1.57%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) XML
2 10 (5.24%) .NET
3 8 (4.19%) Web Services
4 6 (3.14%) RESTful
4 6 (3.14%) J2EE
4 6 (3.14%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.14%) SOAP
4 6 (3.14%) XML Schema
5 5 (2.62%) HTML
6 4 (2.09%) JSON
6 4 (2.09%) HTML5
7 3 (1.57%) REST
7 3 (1.57%) CSS
7 3 (1.57%) Spring
8 2 (1.05%) Ajax
8 2 (1.05%) Middleware
8 2 (1.05%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.05%) WCF
8 2 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.19%) User Experience
3 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.57%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.05%) Statistics
6 2 (1.05%) PMI
6 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.05%) Equities
7 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.52%) GIS
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.52%) Derivative
7 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.28%) Windows
2 8 (4.19%) Linux
2 8 (4.19%) UNIX
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.05%) Android
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) VME
4 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.99%) Project Management
2 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (14.14%) Test Scripting
5 24 (12.57%) Migration
5 24 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.04%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (9.95%) ITIL
8 17 (8.90%) Scrum
9 15 (7.85%) Analytics
9 15 (7.85%) SDLC
10 14 (7.33%) PRINCE2
11 13 (6.81%) Change Management
11 13 (6.81%) Release Management
12 12 (6.28%) TDD
13 11 (5.76%) Service Management
14 10 (5.24%) SOA
14 10 (5.24%) Test Planning
14 10 (5.24%) BDD
15 9 (4.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.66%) SQL
2 11 (5.76%) Java
3 5 (2.62%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.62%) C#
3 5 (2.62%) XPath
3 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.57%) Perl
5 3 (1.57%) PeopleCode
5 3 (1.57%) SQR
6 2 (1.05%) Python
6 2 (1.05%) C++
6 2 (1.05%) Ruby
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) COBOL
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.52%) REXX
7 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (5.76%) ISEB
2 7 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.62%) Degree
3 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CISA
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CCNP
5 2 (1.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.05%) APMP
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
6 1 (0.52%) QiCA
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.52%) P3O
2 1 (0.52%) BS7799
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.05%) vSphere
2 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 23 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.62%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.52%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.33%) Oracle
3 9 (4.71%) CheckPoint
4 8 (4.19%) HP
5 7 (3.66%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) Juniper
6 5 (2.62%) Informatica
6 5 (2.62%) McAfee
6 5 (2.62%) Crossbeam
6 5 (2.62%) TippingPoint
6 5 (2.62%) Riverbed
6 5 (2.62%) F5
7 4 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.05%) Tableau
9 2 (1.05%) Twitter
9 2 (1.05%) EMC
9 2 (1.05%) Google
9 2 (1.05%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.05%) Teradata
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