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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 34 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.30% 1.35% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.79% 18.97% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 14
Median daily rate £300 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
95 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.03% 7.13% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 26
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.10% -36.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 17 (36.96%) Finance
1 17 (36.96%) Risk Management
2 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
3 11 (23.91%) MS Office
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Project Management
5 9 (19.57%) Legal
6 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 8 (17.39%) Web Development
6 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (15.22%) User Experience
7 7 (15.22%) User Stories
7 7 (15.22%) Data Privacy
7 7 (15.22%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (15.22%) Degree
7 7 (15.22%) Use Case
7 7 (15.22%) Project Planning
7 7 (15.22%) UML
8 6 (13.04%) PMI
8 6 (13.04%) PMP
8 6 (13.04%) PMI Certification
8 6 (13.04%) NHS
8 6 (13.04%) Change Management
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (13.04%) Selenium
8 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.04%) Cucumber

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 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Office
2 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.52%) MS Project
5 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MS Access
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
1 6 (13.04%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Digital Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Governance Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) ERP Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Governance Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Information Governance Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.17%) REST
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) WCF
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) User Experience
3 6 (13.04%) NHS
3 6 (13.04%) PMI
4 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Risk Management
2 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Project Management
5 8 (17.39%) Web Development
6 7 (15.22%) Data Privacy
6 7 (15.22%) Project Planning
6 7 (15.22%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (15.22%) UML
6 7 (15.22%) Use Case
6 7 (15.22%) User Stories
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Change Management
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.70%) Information Governance
9 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
1 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VBA
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) PMI Certification
2 6 (13.04%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Avaya
2 2 (4.35%) EMC
2 2 (4.35%) NICE Systems
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) HP
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