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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 6 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 1.93% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.71% 18.75% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Median daily rate £325 £265 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £159 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
56 64 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.58% 10.27% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 49
Median daily rate £413 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £186 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £480 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £9.63 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
3 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Finance
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.52%) Remedy
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) .NET

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 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) YouTrack
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) QA Manager
3 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Change Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.76%) NHS Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Transition Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) VMS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Information Governance
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
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