The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Stirling region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 6.15% 1.09% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 12.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 10.77% 8.70% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate £300 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Scotland

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 23 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Charles River
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Control-M
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Charles River
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP