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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 71 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing QA 60 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 2.29% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.50% 40.58% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £272 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £97.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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
169 138 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.15% 5.63% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 56
Average daily rate £401 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 26
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £8.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £35.20 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%

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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 28 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 28 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
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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
Glasgow +6 24 £323 +29.00% 5
Edinburgh -18 24 £470 +36.72% 16
Renfrewshire -18 5 £379 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
4 21 (16.41%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.84%) SQL
5 19 (14.84%) Oracle
6 18 (14.06%) Active Directory
7 16 (12.50%) Java
7 16 (12.50%) Windows
7 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 15 (11.72%) Project Management
8 15 (11.72%) Banking
9 14 (10.94%) PowerShell
9 14 (10.94%) XML
10 13 (10.16%) SOAP
10 13 (10.16%) .NET
10 13 (10.16%) Java EE
11 11 (8.59%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
11 11 (8.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (7.81%) ITIL
12 10 (7.81%) Web Services
12 10 (7.81%) Service Delivery
12 10 (7.81%) Change Management
12 10 (7.81%) HP
13 9 (7.03%) IIS
13 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET
13 9 (7.03%) MS Office
13 9 (7.03%) Application Packaging

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.03%) IIS
4 8 (6.25%) Lync
5 4 (3.13%) TWiki
6 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
7 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.34%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) Network Security
3 2 (1.56%) Junos
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.56%) LAN
3 2 (1.56%) SMS
3 2 (1.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) SNMP
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.13%) KDB
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) MSI
2 5 (3.91%) JIRA
3 4 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (1.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.78%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.78%) JUnit
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.78%) Xcode
5 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.78%) Subversion
5 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.78%) JBehave
5 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Developer
2 13 (10.16%) Analyst
3 12 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.03%) Applications Packager
6 8 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Test Specialist
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Consultant
8 4 (3.13%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) C++ Developer
9 3 (2.34%) QA Specialist
9 3 (2.34%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (2.34%) PMO Manager
9 3 (2.34%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Tester
9 3 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) XML
2 13 (10.16%) Java EE
2 13 (10.16%) .NET
2 13 (10.16%) SOAP
3 10 (7.81%) Web Services
4 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.03%) Application Packaging
5 8 (6.25%) JSON
5 8 (6.25%) RESTful
6 7 (5.47%) Software Packaging
7 6 (4.69%) CSS
8 5 (3.91%) HTML
9 3 (2.34%) Middleware
9 3 (2.34%) jQuery
9 3 (2.34%) HTML5
10 1 (0.78%) OSGi
10 1 (0.78%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.78%) Ext JS
10 1 (0.78%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) Open Source
4 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (3.13%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.56%) Android
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.72%) Project Management
2 11 (8.59%) Test Scripting
3 10 (7.81%) Service Delivery
3 10 (7.81%) Change Management
3 10 (7.81%) ITIL
4 9 (7.03%) Migration
4 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.03%) Problem Management
5 8 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 8 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 8 (6.25%) CRM
5 8 (6.25%) Service Management
5 8 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.69%) Regression Testing
8 5 (3.91%) SOA
8 5 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.84%) SQL
2 16 (12.50%) Java
3 14 (10.94%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.69%) VBScript
6 5 (3.91%) Perl
6 5 (3.91%) C++
7 4 (3.13%) VBA
7 4 (3.13%) Korn
8 3 (2.34%) C#
9 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.56%) VB
9 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.56%) JCL
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.78%) REXX
10 1 (0.78%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.78%) SQR
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.34%) CCNP
6 3 (2.34%) MOS
7 2 (1.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) ISEB
8 1 (0.78%) CIPD
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) Oracle
3 10 (7.81%) HP
4 6 (4.69%) AppSense
5 5 (3.91%) Altiris
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) Sybase
7 2 (1.56%) Juniper
7 2 (1.56%) CA
7 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.56%) McAfee
7 2 (1.56%) Charles River
7 2 (1.56%) Crossbeam
7 2 (1.56%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.56%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.56%) F5
8 1 (0.78%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (0.78%) Nintex
8 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.78%) LANDesk
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