The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 12 25
Contract jobs citing QA 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling - 8.62% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
3 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 7.14% 17.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Median daily rate - £413 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stirling region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Stirling region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SunGard
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Global One
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) UniData
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Stirling 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Global One
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) UniData
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SunGard
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle