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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 1.06% - 8.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +75.67%
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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 Stirling region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 1.06% 13.33% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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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

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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

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Nintex

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Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nintex