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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 10 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.38% 3.74% 1.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 49.02% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
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£378 £351 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.70% -22.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £230 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £428 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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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
45 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.20% 7.62% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 11
Average daily rate £350 £381 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £250 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.87 £10.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
4 4 (14.81%) .NET
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (11.11%) CMS
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (7.41%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) Data Reconciliation

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Retail
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Incident Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.41%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (7.41%) User Stories
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) C
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) MetaFrame
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (7.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Demandware
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £200 - £235 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago