The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scottish Borders region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 22.22% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
QA
Scotland

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 Scottish Borders region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scottish Borders
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 38.89% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scottish Borders region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

QA
Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Scottish Borders region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

QA
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Galashiels - 4 £350 -
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scottish Borders region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) People Management
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Payroll Manager
2 3 (75.00%) UAT Manager
2 3 (75.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) People Management
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland