The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 33 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.28% 1.61% 4.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.25% 21.05% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 15
Median daily rate £250 £330 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £264 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
QA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
67 57 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.69% 7.63% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 41
Median daily rate £375 £350 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £232 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £500 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.75 - £79.44
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 - £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 - £131.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (32.26%) Risk Management
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.81%) PRINCE2
4 15 (24.19%) Web Development
4 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (20.97%) MS Office
5 13 (20.97%) Project Planning
6 12 (19.35%) Use Case
6 12 (19.35%) User Experience
6 12 (19.35%) Translating Business Requirements
6 12 (19.35%) User Stories
6 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 12 (19.35%) UML
7 10 (16.13%) Legal
7 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
7 10 (16.13%) CSS
7 10 (16.13%) HTML
7 10 (16.13%) Java
7 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (16.13%) BDD
8 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
8 9 (14.52%) Mobile App
8 9 (14.52%) Change Management
9 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.90%) Selenium
9 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) MS Office
2 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) MS Project
5 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
1 8 (12.90%) Selenium
1 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Ant
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) JUnit
3 2 (3.23%) Maven
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Business Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Digital Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Digital Business Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) QA Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
5 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
6 8 (12.90%) Automation Tester
6 8 (12.90%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (9.68%) Developer
7 6 (9.68%) IT Manager
7 6 (9.68%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Governance Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) ERP Manager
10 3 (4.84%) ERP Project Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Governance Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Information Governance Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Service Manager
11 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) CSS
1 10 (16.13%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) J2EE
3 2 (3.23%) jQuery
3 2 (3.23%) JSP
3 2 (3.23%) JSTL
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.61%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) WCF
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.35%) User Experience
3 9 (14.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.68%) NHS
5 5 (8.06%) PMI
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Risk Management
2 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.81%) PRINCE2
4 15 (24.19%) Web Development
5 13 (20.97%) Project Planning
6 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 12 (19.35%) Translating Business Requirements
6 12 (19.35%) UML
6 12 (19.35%) Use Case
6 12 (19.35%) User Stories
7 10 (16.13%) BDD
7 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (14.52%) Change Management
8 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) QA Automation
9 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) Java
1 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
4 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) PMP
2 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) CCNP
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) APMP
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco
3 1 (1.61%) HP