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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 52 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15  
Contract jobs citing QA 14 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.67% 1.21% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.33% 10.94% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £353 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.70% -12.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £371 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 60 64 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 11.45% 11.03% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 67
Median daily rate £303 £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% -30.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £211 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £424 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Glasgow

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
4 7 (22.58%) SDLC
5 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (19.35%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
5 6 (19.35%) MVC
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) JIRA
6 5 (16.13%) Selenium
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
7 4 (12.90%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.90%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) Python
7 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 4 (12.90%) Umbraco
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Unit 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 4 (12.90%) Umbraco
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) GeoServer
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 2 (6.45%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) QGIS
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JIRA
1 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) Moq
4 3 (9.68%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) Gradle
5 1 (3.23%) JBehave
5 1 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Coordinator
4 5 (16.13%) QA Coordinator
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ETL Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technology Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
3 3 (9.68%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (6.45%) PostGIS
4 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) Leaflet
5 1 (3.23%) OpenLayers
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) New Media
3 1 (3.23%) Social Network
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) SDLC
5 6 (19.35%) MVC
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Prototyping
6 4 (12.90%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (9.68%) DevOps
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) OOD
7 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) System Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (19.35%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) MCAD
2 3 (9.68%) MCSD
2 3 (9.68%) MCTS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) BS7666
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) ESRI
3 1 (3.23%) Facebook
3 1 (3.23%) FatWire
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter