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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 0.94% - 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 0.94% 8.00% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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

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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 21 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Charles River
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Nintex
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Markit EDM
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Charles River
1 1 (50.00%) Nintex