Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £287 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 180 191
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.079% 0.023% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.024% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Scotland median daily rate £287 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.17% +38.46% -3.70%
10th Percentile £262 £425 £313
90th Percentile £322 £475 £368
UK median daily rate £400 £372 £375
% change year-on-year +7.40% -0.69% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% +0.74% +50.00%

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 4814 4115 5788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2410 2993
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Analyst in Scotland

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Analyst in Scotland

Quality 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 Quality Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -13 2 £303 -32.72%
Glasgow - 2 £287 -
Quality Analyst
UK

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Quality Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Quality Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management

Quality 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik