The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing QA 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling - 1.15% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £420 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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 Stirling region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.16% 5.75% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £340 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

QA
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (100.00%) Pega
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) KYC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) KYC
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Pega