Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 33 56 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.00% 3.65% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.48% 27.72% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 49
Median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -2.03%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £283
90th Percentile £480 £538 £551
Scotland median daily rate £430 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +12.79% -1.61% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +131.82% -36.23%
10th Percentile £19.48 £15.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.20 £38.70 £11.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.03 £30.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year -33.80% +175.00% -36.23%

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 93 202 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.09% 13.15% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 118 149
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £206 £300 £167
90th Percentile £543 £575 £556
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +46.86% +1.04%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £27.80 £40.92 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -11.11%

QA
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
2 11 (33.33%) Project Management
2 11 (33.33%) Change Management
2 11 (33.33%) SDLC
3 10 (30.30%) JIRA
4 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (24.24%) Release Management
6 7 (21.21%) Azure
6 7 (21.21%) Software Delivery
6 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 7 (21.21%) Resource Allocation
6 7 (21.21%) Public Sector
7 6 (18.18%) Sprint Backlog
7 6 (18.18%) Product Backlog
7 6 (18.18%) Sprint Retrospective
7 6 (18.18%) Sprint Planning
7 6 (18.18%) Sprint Review
7 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
7 6 (18.18%) Degree
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2

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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 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.06%) Confluence
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (6.06%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.06%) Yammer
4 1 (3.03%) AWS
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Stack
4 1 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (3.03%) Logic Apps
4 1 (3.03%) Power Automate
4 1 (3.03%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) ADSL
1 3 (9.09%) BGP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) DSL
1 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
1 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
1 3 (9.09%) LAN
1 3 (9.09%) MPLS
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
1 3 (9.09%) OSPF
1 3 (9.09%) PPP
1 3 (9.09%) RIP
1 3 (9.09%) SNMP
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
1 3 (9.09%) VoIP
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
1 3 (9.09%) WAN
1 3 (9.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) Power BI
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.15%) Selenium
4 4 (12.12%) GoCD
5 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.03%) Gatling
7 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.03%) JUnit
7 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.03%) Postman
7 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Public Sector
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Local Government
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Release Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum Master
3 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Floorwalker
6 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC Manager
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Security Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Change Management
2 11 (33.33%) Project Management
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
2 11 (33.33%) SDLC
3 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (24.24%) Release Management
5 7 (21.21%) Resource Allocation
5 7 (21.21%) Software Delivery
5 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) Product Backlog
6 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 6 (18.18%) Sprint Backlog
6 6 (18.18%) Sprint Planning
6 6 (18.18%) Sprint Retrospective
6 6 (18.18%) Sprint Review
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) PMP
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) PMI Certification
4 3 (9.09%) BC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
4 3 (9.09%) CCIP
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) CISA
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CISM
4 3 (9.09%) CISSP
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.03%) APMP
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) COBIT
1 3 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.09%) NIST
1 3 (9.09%) NIST 800
2 1 (3.03%) AQAP
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) Juniper
2 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) SAP