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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 92 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.07% 2.47% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.54% 39.88% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 28 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +39.11%
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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
202 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.73% 6.18% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 75 85
Average daily rate £375 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% +64.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £13.00 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 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

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 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 +36 57 £400 -20.00% 11
West Lothian -1 6 £375 - 3
Glasgow -15 6 £375 +15.38% 8
Renfrewshire -6 5 £267 -21.93%
Perth and Kinross - 5 £360 -
Stirling -7 2 £420 +12.00%
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 34 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (22.14%) Finance
3 28 (20.00%) SQL
3 28 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 28 (20.00%) Banking
4 26 (18.57%) Project Management
5 25 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 22 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (15.00%) Retail
7 21 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 16 (11.43%) MS Office
8 16 (11.43%) Scrum
9 15 (10.71%) Migration
10 14 (10.00%) Windows
10 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (9.29%) ISEB
11 13 (9.29%) Selenium
12 12 (8.57%) Retail Banking
12 12 (8.57%) ITIL
13 11 (7.86%) XML
13 11 (7.86%) .NET
13 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (7.14%) Maven
14 10 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
14 10 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 10 (7.14%) SharePoint
14 10 (7.14%) SAS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.14%) SAS
2 3 (2.14%) Lync
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.14%) IIS
2 3 (2.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.71%) FileNet
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.43%) MS Office
3 10 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.57%) MS Project
5 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.71%) Agresso
3 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.71%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
1 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) WAN
2 9 (6.43%) Junos
2 9 (6.43%) Firewall
2 9 (6.43%) LAN
2 9 (6.43%) Network Security
2 9 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (4.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.71%) SNMP
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.71%) DB2
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.71%) DataStage
6 1 (0.71%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Selenium
2 10 (7.14%) Maven
2 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.57%) Ant
4 5 (3.57%) PeopleTools
4 5 (3.57%) FitNesse
5 4 (2.86%) Subversion
5 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.14%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.43%) JUnit
7 2 (1.43%) JDeveloper
7 2 (1.43%) JBehave
7 2 (1.43%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.43%) MSTest
7 2 (1.43%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 28 (20.00%) Banking
3 21 (15.00%) Retail
4 12 (8.57%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (30.00%) Analyst
2 19 (13.57%) Test Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Tester
4 12 (8.57%) Developer
4 12 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 9 (6.43%) Network Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Release Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Test Leader
8 5 (3.57%) Administrator
9 4 (2.86%) PeopleSoft Developer
9 4 (2.86%) QA Tester
9 4 (2.86%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse Manager
10 3 (2.14%) CRM Analyst
10 3 (2.14%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.14%) Consultant
10 3 (2.14%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.86%) XML
1 11 (7.86%) .NET
2 6 (4.29%) XML Schema
3 5 (3.57%) RESTful
3 5 (3.57%) JSON
4 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
5 2 (1.43%) J2EE
5 2 (1.43%) CSS
5 2 (1.43%) Web Services
5 2 (1.43%) JAXB
6 1 (0.71%) REST
6 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.71%) CGI
6 1 (0.71%) SOAP
6 1 (0.71%) XSD
6 1 (0.71%) DOM
6 1 (0.71%) XSLT
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.43%) Cryptography
3 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.29%) Open Source
4 3 (2.14%) User Experience
4 3 (2.14%) Statistics
5 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.71%) Equities
6 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.71%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.71%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.00%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) Linux
3 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (18.57%) Project Management
3 21 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 16 (11.43%) Scrum
5 15 (10.71%) Migration
6 12 (8.57%) ITIL
7 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.14%) Service Management
8 10 (7.14%) Change Management
8 10 (7.14%) Time Management
9 9 (6.43%) BDD
9 9 (6.43%) Network Management
9 9 (6.43%) Analytics
9 9 (6.43%) User Stories
9 9 (6.43%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (6.43%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.43%) CRM
9 9 (6.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (4.29%) XPath
3 5 (3.57%) Java
4 4 (2.86%) PeopleCode
4 4 (2.86%) SQR
4 4 (2.86%) Python
5 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.43%) C
7 1 (0.71%) C#
7 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) VB
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.29%) ISEB
2 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) Degree
5 4 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.43%) CISA
7 2 (1.43%) PMP
7 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) PhD
8 1 (0.71%) HND
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) QiCA
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.71%) P3O
2 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) vSphere
1 6 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (15.71%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (7.14%) Cisco
4 9 (6.43%) TippingPoint
4 9 (6.43%) Riverbed
4 9 (6.43%) F5
4 9 (6.43%) HP
4 9 (6.43%) Juniper
4 9 (6.43%) McAfee
4 9 (6.43%) Crossbeam
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle
6 6 (4.29%) EMC
6 6 (4.29%) 3PAR
7 5 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.43%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.43%) IBM
8 2 (1.43%) Twitter
9 1 (0.71%) Tableau
9 1 (0.71%) Coverity
9 1 (0.71%) Guidewire
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