The first table below looks at the demand for Quality Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Management over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 43 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.66% 0.51% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.67% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -15.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
355 150 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.54% 75.76% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 92 104
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.39 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.39% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Quality Management
East of England

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Management across the Bedfordshire region.

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Quality Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the Bedfordshire region.

Quality Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Quality Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 £350 -
Bedford - - - - 1
Quality Management
East of England

Quality Management
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Quality Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Quality Management.

1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Quality Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Quality Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (33.33%) QA Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos