The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stirling with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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 / Stirling
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stirling 5.26% - 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.13% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stirling with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Stirling
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stirling 5.26% 8.00% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stirling

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stirling citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Stirling

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Stirling

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Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Stirling region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (100.00%) Product Marketing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Stirling 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Writer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Product Marketing