Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 January 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 > Renfrewshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 52 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 - +38
Contract jobs citing QA 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 13.58% 0.70% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.38% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Renfrewshire median daily rate £270 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.86% - -
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 21 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 25.93% 11.58% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 23
Renfrewshire median daily rate £265 £411 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.52% +1.99% +0.75%
10th Percentile £165 £313 £276
90th Percentile £301 £445 £437
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Renfrewshire median hourly rate £13.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £32.43
% change year-on-year -4.00% -22.90% +68.44%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Renfrewshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Renfrewshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Renfrewshire

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Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Renfrewshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +42 9 £270 -22.86%
Paisley - 2 - -
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Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
2 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Law
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) PaintShop Pro

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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:

Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
3 1 (9.09%) PaintShop Pro
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Author
1 9 (81.82%) Technical Author
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Content Management
1 3 (27.27%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe