Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 36 53
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17 -22
Contract jobs citing QA 67 65 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.89% 5.13% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.03% 33.85% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 20
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £279 £265 £112
90th Percentile £535 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +23.21% -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.25 £23.63 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.88% +21.15% -

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 239 192 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.86% 15.17% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 110 65
Glasgow median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +12.36%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £113
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £14.64 £14.49 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.04% -61.87% +130.30%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £32.45 £24.50 £45.20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.70% -25.50% -23.08%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018, 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 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Finance
3 18 (26.87%) Java
3 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
4 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
4 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.39%) SQL
6 14 (20.90%) Scrum
6 14 (20.90%) Spring
7 13 (19.40%) PMO
8 12 (17.91%) Project Management
9 11 (16.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (16.42%) Degree
9 11 (16.42%) Kanban
9 11 (16.42%) Data Quality
9 11 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (14.93%) System Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Change Management
10 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
11 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) HTML
11 9 (13.43%) Selenium
11 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
11 9 (13.43%) Data Analysis
11 9 (13.43%) BDD
11 9 (13.43%) Puppet
11 9 (13.43%) Ansible

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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 6 (8.96%) JBoss
1 6 (8.96%) Jetty
1 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.96%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
1 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.97%) CMS
3 3 (4.48%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (1.49%) Drupal
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.99%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.46%) IaaS
2 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) AMQP
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) ADSL
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) MPLS
3 1 (1.49%) NAS
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
3 1 (1.49%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.96%) Couchbase
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.96%) QlikView
2 6 (8.96%) Redis
2 6 (8.96%) Riak
3 4 (5.97%) MariaDB
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.48%) Power BI
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Selenium
2 7 (10.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.96%) FitNesse
3 6 (8.96%) Vagrant
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.99%) Gradle
6 2 (2.99%) gulp
6 2 (2.99%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Hudson
7 1 (1.49%) JBehave
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) Maven
7 1 (1.49%) Mockito
7 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) Telerik Test Studio
7 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Risk Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Technical Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Technical Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Technology Risk Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Portfolio Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Risk Data Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Spring
2 9 (13.43%) HTML
3 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
3 7 (10.45%) Kafka
3 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.96%) HTML5
4 6 (8.96%) JMS
4 6 (8.96%) JPA
4 6 (8.96%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (8.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (7.46%) React
5 5 (7.46%) Spring Boot
6 4 (5.97%) RESTful
7 2 (2.99%) .NET
7 2 (2.99%) CSS
7 2 (2.99%) jQuery
7 2 (2.99%) Node.js
7 2 (2.99%) Sass
7 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) User Experience
2 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.49%) AS400
5 1 (1.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
3 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
4 14 (20.90%) Scrum
5 12 (17.91%) Project Management
6 11 (16.42%) Kanban
6 11 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.93%) Change Management
7 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
7 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (14.93%) System Testing
8 9 (13.43%) BDD
8 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
8 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.43%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
9 8 (11.94%) SDLC
9 8 (11.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) Java
2 15 (22.39%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.96%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) Java 8
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (5.97%) PMP
4 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) CISA
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) ISACA
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) PMO
2 11 (16.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Ansible
1 9 (13.43%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.96%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.99%) Terraform
5 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) IBM
3 6 (8.96%) Informatica
3 6 (8.96%) Tableau
3 6 (8.96%) TIBCO
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) FatWire
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) BT
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) F5
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee
6 1 (1.49%) Openreach
6 1 (1.49%) OutSystems
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) Sybase
6 1 (1.49%) Telerik