The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
61 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 100.00% 97.14% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 38
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.84 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

QA Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) XPath
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA