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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 14 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.99% 1.80% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.95% 23.53% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 16
Median daily rate £363 £357 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +110.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
61 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.68% 7.66% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 28
Median daily rate £435 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £216 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £12.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.41% -46.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.30 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.84 £16.20 £31.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (23.26%) SDLC
3 9 (20.93%) Functional Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Finance
4 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Test Planning
5 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.95%) User Experience
5 6 (13.95%) Project Planning
5 6 (13.95%) Web Development
5 6 (13.95%) Selenium
5 6 (13.95%) Retail
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
5 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.95%) HTML
5 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
6 5 (11.63%) CSS
6 5 (11.63%) UML
6 5 (11.63%) Java
6 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Use Case
6 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 5 (11.63%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (11.63%) User Stories
7 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.98%) MS Office
4 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
1 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MS Access
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Business Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) QA Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Project Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Digital Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.98%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Business Change Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
2 5 (11.63%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) VMS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) SDLC
3 9 (20.93%) Functional Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Test Planning
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
5 6 (13.95%) Project Planning
5 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.95%) Web Development
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.63%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (11.63%) UML
6 5 (11.63%) Use Case
6 5 (11.63%) User Stories
7 4 (9.30%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (9.30%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Java
1 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
3 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
4 1 (2.33%) CCNP
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) VMware
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
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