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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 29 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing QA 11 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 5.35% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.83% 54.05% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate
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£309 £238 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -43.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £150 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
41 74 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.58% 9.89% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 21
Average daily rate £340 £313 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.53 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.19% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) CMS
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Planview
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
1 1 (4.76%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) PMO Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Testing Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Planner
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) SDLC
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) MetaFrame
1 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) HP
1 2 (9.52%) Citrix
1 2 (9.52%) AppSense
1 2 (9.52%) Planview
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.76%) hybris
2 1 (4.76%) Demandware
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
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