Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +38
Contract jobs citing QA 55 39 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.08% 3.11% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.79% 29.10% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 31
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% +25.00%
10th Percentile £264 £113 £304
90th Percentile £580 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -3.57% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.54% -54.12% +32.81%

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 173 134 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 12.84% 10.69% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 74 95
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £369 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +8.46% -2.86%
10th Percentile £199 £118 £188
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £14.12 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.69% +30.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.08 £14.00 £13.90
90th Percentile £24.50 £46.40 £22.35
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £32.43
% change year-on-year -32.00% -22.90% +54.40%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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 6 months to 17 October 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 17 October 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 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (36.36%) Finance
5 19 (34.55%) Python
6 18 (32.73%) JIRA
6 18 (32.73%) Bash Shell
6 18 (32.73%) Kafka
7 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
8 16 (29.09%) SDLC
8 16 (29.09%) CISSP
9 15 (27.27%) Linux
9 15 (27.27%) Firewall
9 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 14 (25.45%) Puppet
10 14 (25.45%) Ansible
11 13 (23.64%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (23.64%) Big Data
11 13 (23.64%) Selenium
11 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
12 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
12 12 (21.82%) DNS
12 12 (21.82%) Unix
12 12 (21.82%) Perl
12 12 (21.82%) Process Management
12 12 (21.82%) CEH
12 12 (21.82%) Analytics
12 12 (21.82%) Splunk
12 12 (21.82%) SIEM

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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 12 (21.82%) Apache Spark
2 9 (16.36%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.91%) JBoss
3 6 (10.91%) Jetty
3 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.45%) Apache
4 3 (5.45%) Confluence
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
6 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) DNS
3 6 (10.91%) AMQP
4 2 (3.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Big Data
2 12 (21.82%) Parquet
3 6 (10.91%) Couchbase
3 6 (10.91%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.91%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.91%) Redis
3 6 (10.91%) Riak
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.27%) DB2
6 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) JIRA
2 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 13 (23.64%) Selenium
4 7 (12.73%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.91%) FitNesse
5 6 (10.91%) Vagrant
6 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.45%) FishEye
7 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.64%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.82%) Appium
9 1 (1.82%) Calabash
9 1 (1.82%) Gatling
9 1 (1.82%) JBehave
9 1 (1.82%) JMeter
9 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 20 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Splunk Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Java Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) QA Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.45%) QA Coordinator
7 3 (5.45%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Kafka
2 12 (21.82%) Grok
3 11 (20.00%) Regular Expression
4 8 (14.55%) HTML
5 7 (12.73%) .NET
6 6 (10.91%) Hibernate
6 6 (10.91%) HTML5
6 6 (10.91%) JMS
6 6 (10.91%) JPA
6 6 (10.91%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (10.91%) Spring
6 6 (10.91%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (10.91%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (7.27%) RESTful
8 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.64%) JSON
8 2 (3.64%) Web Services
9 1 (1.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.82%) AS400
4 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.82%) iSeries
4 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Solaris
3 3 (5.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (30.91%) Test Automation
4 16 (29.09%) SDLC
5 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
5 13 (23.64%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (21.82%) Analytics
6 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
6 12 (21.82%) Process Management
6 12 (21.82%) SIEM
7 11 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
7 11 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
8 10 (18.18%) Content Management
8 10 (18.18%) User Stories
9 9 (16.36%) Scrum
9 9 (16.36%) TDD
10 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) Java
2 19 (34.55%) Python
3 18 (32.73%) Bash Shell
4 12 (21.82%) Perl
5 11 (20.00%) SQL
6 7 (12.73%) Ruby
7 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.09%) C#
9 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.45%) C++
11 2 (3.64%) Groovy
11 2 (3.64%) Scala
12 1 (1.82%) RPG
12 1 (1.82%) RPG IV
12 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) CISSP
2 12 (21.82%) CEH
2 12 (21.82%) SANS
3 3 (5.45%) BC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) CCNA
3 3 (5.45%) CISA
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.45%) CRISC
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) COBIT
1 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) MiFID
2 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Docker
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (5.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (25.45%) Ansible
2 14 (25.45%) Puppet
3 6 (10.91%) Cobbler
4 3 (5.45%) Netcool
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
4 3 (5.45%) WMI
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.82%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Splunk
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 6 (10.91%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.45%) CyberArk
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Perforce
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.45%) Sybase
4 2 (3.64%) Adobe
4 2 (3.64%) FatWire
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Telerik
5 1 (1.82%) FNZ
5 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.82%) Sun