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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 4 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 8.33% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-62.16% +72.09%
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
4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 33.33% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £190 - £123
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 - £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 - £127
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

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
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 26 May 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 - 1 - -
QA
Scotland

QA
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

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 1 (100.00%) Payroll Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing