Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 59 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 77 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.82% 2.51% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.32% 22.14% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 11
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +2.07% -1.69%
10th Percentile £284 £296 £275
90th Percentile £554 £469 £394
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.50

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 212 131 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.27% 11.34% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 66 69
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £168 £186 £175
90th Percentile £556 £498 £455
Scotland median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £21.73 £14.49 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.97% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £23.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -5.52% +61.46% -49.13%

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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 19 June 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 19 June 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 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) SQL
3 18 (23.38%) Scrum
3 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.08%) Degree
4 17 (22.08%) Java
5 15 (19.48%) Workflow
6 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.18%) QlikView
7 13 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (15.58%) C#
8 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (15.58%) Kanban
8 12 (15.58%) Selenium
8 12 (15.58%) Analytics
9 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (14.29%) System Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 11 (14.29%) Project Management
10 10 (12.99%) Spring
10 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
10 10 (12.99%) Puppet
10 10 (12.99%) BDD
10 10 (12.99%) Data Quality
10 10 (12.99%) Ansible
10 10 (12.99%) SDLC

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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 (7.79%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.49%) JBoss
2 5 (6.49%) Jetty
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.19%) CMS
4 3 (3.90%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Primavera
1 1 (1.30%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) IaaS
4 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) AMQP
2 4 (5.19%) MPLS
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) ADSL
5 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.30%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) QlikView
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.49%) Couchbase
6 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
6 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.49%) Redis
6 5 (6.49%) Riak
7 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (3.90%) MariaDB
8 3 (3.90%) Power BI
9 1 (1.30%) Pentaho
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Selenium
1 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.39%) JIRA
3 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.49%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.49%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) QAComplete
6 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Technical Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.79%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Report Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) SQL BI Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Junior
9 3 (3.90%) QlikView Developer
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Spring
2 8 (10.39%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) HTML
3 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.79%) HTML5
4 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.49%) JMS
4 5 (6.49%) JPA
4 5 (6.49%) Kafka
4 5 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.49%) React
4 5 (6.49%) RESTful
4 5 (6.49%) Spring Boot
4 5 (6.49%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (6.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.90%) CSS
5 3 (3.90%) J2EE
6 2 (2.60%) Web Services
7 1 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) User Experience
3 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.60%) Social Media
4 1 (1.30%) AS400
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Derivative
4 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Unix
3 2 (2.60%) CentOS
3 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.38%) Scrum
2 18 (23.38%) Test Automation
3 15 (19.48%) Workflow
4 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (15.58%) Analytics
5 12 (15.58%) Kanban
6 11 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 11 (14.29%) Project Management
6 11 (14.29%) System Testing
6 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.99%) BDD
7 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.99%) SDLC
7 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
8 9 (11.69%) Data Analytics
8 9 (11.69%) DSDM
8 9 (11.69%) Risk Management
8 9 (11.69%) RUP
9 8 (10.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 17 (22.08%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) C#
4 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.09%) Python
4 7 (9.09%) Ruby
5 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) CISA
2 5 (6.49%) CISSP
2 5 (6.49%) ISEB
2 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) PMP
3 4 (5.19%) ISACA
3 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCAD
3 4 (5.19%) MCSD
3 4 (5.19%) MCTS
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.19%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.30%) CRISC
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.19%) PMO
2 4 (5.19%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Ansible
1 10 (12.99%) Puppet
2 7 (9.09%) Cobbler
2 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.49%) Terraform
4 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) IBM
2 7 (9.09%) Tableau
2 7 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Informatica
5 2 (2.60%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.30%) BT
6 1 (1.30%) Capita
6 1 (1.30%) FatWire
6 1 (1.30%) Openreach
6 1 (1.30%) SunGard