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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.78% 2.76% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 44.74% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
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£165 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
39 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.03% 6.16% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 10
Average daily rate £210 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £835
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.45%) Silverlight
4 13 (23.64%) System Testing
4 13 (23.64%) iPad
4 13 (23.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (23.64%) E-Commerce
4 13 (23.64%) CRM
5 12 (21.82%) SharePoint
6 10 (18.18%) ITIL
6 10 (18.18%) Banking
6 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 9 (16.36%) Web Services
7 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
8 8 (14.55%) Workflow
8 8 (14.55%) Project Management
9 7 (12.73%) MS Office
9 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
10 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.91%) E-Discovery
10 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (9.09%) VBA
11 5 (9.09%) Time Management
11 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Migration
11 5 (9.09%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (21.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP QM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) RTP
2 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) Selenium
1 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) CRM Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Data Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Coordinator
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) CRM Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.27%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Excel Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (3.64%) Security Officer
7 2 (3.64%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) Silverlight
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) iPad
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) System Testing
2 13 (23.64%) E-Commerce
2 13 (23.64%) CRM
3 10 (18.18%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Workflow
5 8 (14.55%) Project Management
6 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.91%) E-Discovery
7 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.09%) Time Management
8 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Migration
9 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (7.27%) Data Entry
9 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) Qualys
3 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Avaya
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