Period
to 7 April 2020

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 6 months to 7 April 2020 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
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 61 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 41 49 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.71% 3.32% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.88% 26.20% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 41
Median daily rate £381 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.93% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £505 £535 £425
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +84.09% -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.03 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.43% +29.27% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 121 187 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 10.94% 12.66% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 108 126
Median daily rate £425 £404 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.36% +1.82%
10th Percentile £210 £254 £170
90th Percentile £538 £625 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.75 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -36.72% -17.20%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £20.00 £25.75 £53.80
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% -29.23% +30.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Glasgow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for QA in Glasgow

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Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Glasgow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for QA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) Scrum
3 14 (34.15%) JIRA
4 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (31.71%) Software Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) Project Management
5 11 (26.83%) SDLC
6 9 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
7 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
7 8 (19.51%) Release Management
7 8 (19.51%) Kanban
8 7 (17.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Resource Allocation
9 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
9 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
9 6 (14.63%) User Stories
9 6 (14.63%) Docker
9 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.20%) OpenShift
10 5 (12.20%) Microservices
10 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
10 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
10 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Redux

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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 5 (12.20%) Apache
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) nginx
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) OpenShift
2 4 (9.76%) AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.88%) GitHub
4 2 (4.88%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.88%) Yammer
5 1 (2.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) ADSL
1 3 (7.32%) BGP
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
1 3 (7.32%) DSL
1 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
1 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
1 3 (7.32%) IPsec
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) MPLS
1 3 (7.32%) OSPF
1 3 (7.32%) PPP
1 3 (7.32%) RIP
1 3 (7.32%) SNMP
1 3 (7.32%) TACACS
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) VoIP
1 3 (7.32%) VPN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) DB2
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.44%) HBase
1 1 (2.44%) Impala
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) JIRA
2 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.63%) Selenium
4 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.76%) GoCD
5 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.88%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) Gatling
7 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Release Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) IT Manager
5 4 (9.76%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Scrum Master
6 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Python Developer
6 3 (7.32%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC Manager
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Floorwalker
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.88%) React Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) CSS
1 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
1 5 (12.20%) React
1 5 (12.20%) Redux
2 3 (7.32%) HTML5
3 2 (4.88%) Node.js
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) Apollo GraphQL
4 1 (2.44%) GraphQL
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) Kafka
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) Vue.js
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
1 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Software Delivery
4 11 (26.83%) Project Management
4 11 (26.83%) SDLC
5 9 (21.95%) Change Management
5 9 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 8 (19.51%) Kanban
6 8 (19.51%) Release Management
6 8 (19.51%) Requirements Management
7 7 (17.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
8 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Resource Allocation
8 6 (14.63%) User Stories
9 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (12.20%) Migration
9 5 (12.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
1 5 (12.20%) Python
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Scala
3 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
1 5 (12.20%) PMP
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) BC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.32%) CCDP
2 3 (7.32%) CCIP
2 3 (7.32%) CCNA
2 3 (7.32%) CCNP
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) Juniper
2 3 (7.32%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe