Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 181 177
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Scotland median daily rate £365 £375 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +97.89% -31.09%
10th Percentile £276 £343 £102
90th Percentile £463 £416 £419
UK median daily rate £370 £375 £372
% change year-on-year -1.33% +0.69% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £17.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £17.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -23.33% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,970 4,758 4,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.58% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,707 2,696 2,421
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £534 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 143 119
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +22.48% -29.34%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Scotland

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Scotland

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in Scotland

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Edinburgh -2 9 £376 +0.33% 2
Glasgow -23 2 £384 -
West Lothian - 1 £288 -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) DevOps
6 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 4 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) JIRA
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (25.00%) Toad
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
9 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
9 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (8.33%) Oracle
9 1 (8.33%) JUnit
9 1 (8.33%) Web Services
9 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (8.33%) Confluence
9 1 (8.33%) DbUnit

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Toad
5 1 (8.33%) DbUnit
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) Mockito
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Case Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle