The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Assurance Tester
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 7.89% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 7.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 38 48 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 100.00% 100.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 27
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.48% +48.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in West Lothian

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in West Lothian

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston - 3 - -
QA Tester
Scotland

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, QA Tester 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 West Lothian region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA