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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 94 72 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.20% 2.73% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.19% 43.37% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 34 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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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
208 166 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.08% 6.30% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 82 95
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £550 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £10.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +92.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.10 £13.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 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 28 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 +26 57 £390 -7.80% 22
Glasgow -2 10 £369 +22.91% 14
West Lothian -2 5 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire -6 5 £267 -19.46%
Perth and Kinross +2 4 £360 -17.71%
Stirling -6 1 - - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 39 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 34 (22.37%) Banking
4 32 (21.05%) Finance
5 31 (20.39%) MS Excel
6 30 (19.74%) Project Management
7 29 (19.08%) SQL
8 28 (18.42%) Microsoft
9 27 (17.76%) Test Scripting
10 24 (15.79%) Retail
11 22 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (11.18%) Windows
14 16 (10.53%) Scrum
15 15 (9.87%) Migration
15 15 (9.87%) SAS
15 15 (9.87%) MS Office
15 15 (9.87%) Non-Functional Testing
16 14 (9.21%) Analytics
16 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (9.21%) .NET
16 14 (9.21%) CheckPoint
17 13 (8.55%) ISEB
17 13 (8.55%) ITIL
18 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
18 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
18 12 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
19 11 (7.24%) Retail Banking
19 11 (7.24%) Release Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (9.87%) SAS
2 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.63%) Lync
4 4 (2.63%) CMS
4 4 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) CICS
6 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.66%) FileNet
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.87%) MS Office
3 12 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.61%) MS Project
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.66%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.66%) Agresso
3 1 (0.66%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.66%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.58%) WAN
2 9 (5.92%) LAN
2 9 (5.92%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (5.92%) Firewall
2 9 (5.92%) Network Security
2 9 (5.92%) Junos
3 6 (3.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.66%) ATM
4 1 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.32%) QlikView
4 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.66%) DataStage
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) DB2
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Selenium
2 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.26%) Maven
4 6 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.95%) PeopleTools
5 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.63%) Subversion
7 3 (1.97%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.97%) Ant
7 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.97%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.32%) JBehave
8 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.32%) MSTest
8 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.32%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.66%) JUnit
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 34 (22.37%) Banking
2 32 (21.05%) Finance
3 24 (15.79%) Retail
4 11 (7.24%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (31.58%) Analyst
2 21 (13.82%) Test Analyst
3 14 (9.21%) Test Manager
3 14 (9.21%) Developer
4 10 (6.58%) PMO Analyst
4 10 (6.58%) Tester
5 9 (5.92%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 8 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 8 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.95%) Administrator
9 5 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) PeopleSoft Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Automation Tester
11 3 (1.97%) Coordinator
11 3 (1.97%) Software Developer
11 3 (1.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (1.97%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) .NET
2 9 (5.92%) XML
3 4 (2.63%) RESTful
3 4 (2.63%) XML Schema
3 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.63%) Web Services
4 3 (1.97%) HTML
4 3 (1.97%) JSON
5 2 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.32%) J2EE
5 2 (1.32%) CSS
5 2 (1.32%) DOM
5 2 (1.32%) JAXB
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) XSLT
6 1 (0.66%) SOAP
6 1 (0.66%) CGI
6 1 (0.66%) ISPF
6 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.92%) Cryptography
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.32%) Equities
5 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.32%) Statistics
5 2 (1.32%) PMI
5 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) Life Science
6 1 (0.66%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.66%) iSeries
6 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.66%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.18%) Windows
2 8 (5.26%) Linux
3 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.97%) UNIX
5 1 (0.66%) zOS
5 1 (0.66%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (19.74%) Project Management
4 27 (17.76%) Test Scripting
5 16 (10.53%) Scrum
6 15 (9.87%) Migration
6 15 (9.87%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (9.21%) Analytics
8 13 (8.55%) ITIL
9 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.24%) Release Management
10 11 (7.24%) Change Management
10 11 (7.24%) SDLC
11 10 (6.58%) Time Management
11 10 (6.58%) Test Planning
11 10 (6.58%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.58%) CRM
11 10 (6.58%) Service Management
12 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.08%) SQL
2 5 (3.29%) PeopleCode
2 5 (3.29%) SQR
2 5 (3.29%) Java
2 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.63%) XPath
3 4 (2.63%) Python
3 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.32%) C
4 2 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (0.66%) JCL
5 1 (0.66%) REXX
5 1 (0.66%) COBOL
5 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) Perl
5 1 (0.66%) PHP
5 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.66%) Ruby
5 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) ISEB
2 11 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.95%) Degree
5 4 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.32%) APMP
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
7 2 (1.32%) CISA
8 1 (0.66%) QiCA
8 1 (0.66%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) CCNA
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.66%) HND
8 1 (0.66%) PhD
8 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.66%) BS7799
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (3.95%) vSphere
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.92%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.66%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.21%) CheckPoint
3 10 (6.58%) Cisco
3 10 (6.58%) Oracle
4 9 (5.92%) McAfee
4 9 (5.92%) HP
4 9 (5.92%) Juniper
4 9 (5.92%) Crossbeam
4 9 (5.92%) TippingPoint
4 9 (5.92%) Riverbed
4 9 (5.92%) F5
5 6 (3.95%) 3PAR
5 6 (3.95%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (3.95%) EMC
6 3 (1.97%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.32%) Twitter
7 2 (1.32%) Tableau
8 1 (0.66%) Charles River
8 1 (0.66%) Dell
8 1 (0.66%) Borland
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