The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 34 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.56% 2.76% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.38% 46.15% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 2
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£180 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £150 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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
52 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.97% 5.98% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 5
Average daily rate £165 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £118 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £875
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £78.50 £12.00 £15.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+554.16% -24.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £12.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.70 £12.00 £18.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing QA 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 QA.

1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) Finance
3 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (23.44%) Project Management
5 14 (21.88%) CRM
5 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 14 (21.88%) Silverlight
6 13 (20.31%) System Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
6 13 (20.31%) iPad
7 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
8 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Degree
9 10 (15.63%) Banking
9 10 (15.63%) MS Office
9 10 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (14.06%) Web Services
10 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (12.50%) E-Discovery
11 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 8 (12.50%) Workflow
11 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 6 (9.38%) Migration
12 6 (9.38%) Windows
12 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 6 (9.38%) C#
12 6 (9.38%) Mentoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing QA 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 QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.13%) MS Project
5 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.13%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.56%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
1 1 (1.56%) SSL
1 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
1 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.69%) Selenium
2 2 (3.13%) JMeter
2 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 12 (18.75%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 9 (14.06%) CRM Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Coordinator
4 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) CRM Architect
6 4 (6.25%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.13%) PMO Assistant
8 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Excel Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Silverlight
2 9 (14.06%) Web Services
3 5 (7.81%) .NET
4 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.69%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.56%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.31%) iPad
3 8 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 15 (23.44%) Project Management
4 14 (21.88%) CRM
5 13 (20.31%) System Testing
5 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
6 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
6 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
7 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.50%) E-Discovery
8 8 (12.50%) Workflow
9 6 (9.38%) Migration
9 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.81%) MVC
10 5 (7.81%) Time Management
11 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (4.69%) VBA
4 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.81%) SAP
2 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.56%) Avaya
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Qualys
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