Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 59 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 78 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.54% 3.64% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.84% 27.72% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 15
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.62% -9.38%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £135
90th Percentile £558 £590 £430
Scotland median daily rate £389 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +9.51% +1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.00 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.23% +23.21% -
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -36.23% -11.54% -54.12%

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 245 184 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.25% 13.14% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 91 67
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £186 £107
90th Percentile £556 £500 £460
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 4
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.50 £14.49 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.83% -44.27% +30.00%
10th Percentile £10.12 £13.15 £14.00
90th Percentile £18.60 £24.50 £46.40
Scotland median hourly rate £16.38 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.68% -32.00% -22.90%

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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 22 September 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 22 September 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 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 22 (28.21%) Java
4 19 (24.36%) Scrum
5 18 (23.08%) SQL
5 18 (23.08%) Selenium
6 17 (21.79%) System Testing
7 16 (20.51%) Kanban
7 16 (20.51%) Spring
8 15 (19.23%) Integration Testing
8 15 (19.23%) BDD
8 15 (19.23%) Finance
9 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 14 (17.95%) Project Management
9 14 (17.95%) Puppet
9 14 (17.95%) Ansible
9 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (17.95%) Software Engineering
10 12 (15.38%) Degree
10 12 (15.38%) Data Quality
10 12 (15.38%) Python
10 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
11 11 (14.10%) Risk Management
11 11 (14.10%) TDD
11 11 (14.10%) RUP
11 11 (14.10%) DSDM
11 11 (14.10%) Cobbler
11 11 (14.10%) Docker
11 11 (14.10%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (14.10%) Cucumber

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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 10 (12.82%) WebLogic
2 9 (11.54%) JBoss
2 9 (11.54%) Jetty
2 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.85%) Alfresco
3 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) IaaS
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) AMQP
2 3 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) ADSL
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) Couchbase
1 9 (11.54%) Hadoop
1 9 (11.54%) MongoDB
1 9 (11.54%) NoSQL
1 9 (11.54%) Redis
1 9 (11.54%) Riak
2 5 (6.41%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (6.41%) MariaDB
2 5 (6.41%) QlikView
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Selenium
2 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.54%) FitNesse
3 9 (11.54%) JIRA
3 9 (11.54%) Vagrant
4 6 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.56%) Gradle
8 1 (1.28%) JBehave
8 1 (1.28%) JMeter
8 1 (1.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.28%) QAComplete
8 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.28%) Telerik Test Studio
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
3 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Technical Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Spring
2 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
2 9 (11.54%) HTML
2 9 (11.54%) HTML5
2 9 (11.54%) JMS
2 9 (11.54%) JPA
2 9 (11.54%) Kafka
2 9 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (11.54%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
4 7 (8.97%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.97%) React
4 7 (8.97%) RESTful
4 7 (8.97%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.13%) User Experience
2 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) CentOS
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 19 (24.36%) Scrum
4 17 (21.79%) System Testing
5 16 (20.51%) Kanban
6 15 (19.23%) BDD
6 15 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 14 (17.95%) Project Management
7 14 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (14.10%) DSDM
8 11 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (14.10%) Risk Management
8 11 (14.10%) RUP
8 11 (14.10%) TDD
9 10 (12.82%) Change Management
9 10 (12.82%) Data Migration
9 10 (12.82%) Migration
9 10 (12.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Java
2 18 (23.08%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) Python
4 11 (14.10%) Bash Shell
4 11 (14.10%) Ruby
5 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.41%) PMP
3 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.13%) CISA
4 4 (5.13%) CISSP
4 4 (5.13%) ISACA
4 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.56%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 8 (10.26%) PMO
3 4 (5.13%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) Ansible
1 14 (17.95%) Puppet
2 11 (14.10%) Cobbler
2 11 (14.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.41%) Terraform
4 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) TIBCO
3 9 (11.54%) IBM
4 8 (10.26%) Informatica
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle
6 5 (6.41%) Tableau
7 3 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.56%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.28%) BT
9 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco
9 1 (1.28%) F5
9 1 (1.28%) FatWire
9 1 (1.28%) Juniper
9 1 (1.28%) McAfee
9 1 (1.28%) Openreach
9 1 (1.28%) Remedy
9 1 (1.28%) Telerik