The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Birmingham 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 35 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.87% 1.13% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.30% 25.00% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £440 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £390 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £478 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
71 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.89% 4.52% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 16
Average daily rate £351 £451 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.32% +38.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £151 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £79.44 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+388.83% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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West Midlands

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 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Project Management
2 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.56%) MS Office
3 14 (24.56%) ITIL
4 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
4 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.81%) Degree
5 11 (19.30%) SAP
5 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
6 10 (17.54%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.79%) CRM
7 9 (15.79%) Windows
7 9 (15.79%) Banking
8 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
8 8 (14.04%) Silverlight
8 8 (14.04%) C#
8 8 (14.04%) .NET
8 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
8 8 (14.04%) MVC
9 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
9 7 (12.28%) System Testing
9 7 (12.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
9 7 (12.28%) iPad
9 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Lync
2 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.75%) FileNet
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (12.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.51%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) RTP
2 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.51%) JMeter
3 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Project Manager
2 12 (21.05%) Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) CRM Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.51%) Architect
8 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) PMO Manager
8 2 (3.51%) PMO Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Silverlight
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (10.53%) jQuery
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) CSS
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) iPad
3 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.75%) GIS
5 1 (1.75%) PMI
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Project Management
2 14 (24.56%) ITIL
3 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
3 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.79%) CRM
7 8 (14.04%) MVC
8 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
8 7 (12.28%) System Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) E-Discovery
9 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 4 (7.02%) Quality Management
10 4 (7.02%) Migration
10 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.04%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) VB
3 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Degree
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.75%) PMP
6 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) SAP
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
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