The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 57 57
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 18 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.72% 1.99% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.69% 20.90% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £362 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £271 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £399 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 83 67 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 12.54% 9.53% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 59
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £160 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.49 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Glasgow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Glasgow

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Glasgow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.81%) SDLC
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
4 7 (22.58%) CISSP
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
7 4 (12.90%) RESTful
7 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.90%) API Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) User Stories
7 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Web Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
1 3 (9.68%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) Parquet
2 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Coordinator
1 5 (16.13%) QA Coordinator
2 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) QA Manager
4 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Quality Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Technology Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.23%) SAN Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) Grok
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Kafka
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Swagger
4 1 (3.23%) XHTML
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) AS400
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.81%) SDLC
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) API Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.90%) User Stories
8 3 (9.68%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Process Management
8 3 (9.68%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (9.68%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 3 (9.68%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Groovy
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Scala
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) RPG
4 1 (3.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CISSP
2 3 (9.68%) CCNA
2 3 (9.68%) CEH
2 3 (9.68%) CISA
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) CRISC
2 3 (9.68%) SANS
3 2 (6.45%) CISM
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (3.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Splunk
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) FatWire
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau