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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 13 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 2.98% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.00% 25.35% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Average daily rate £270 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
50 71 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.37% 11.74% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 20
Average daily rate £363 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £162 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £9.63 £19.25 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +63.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 8 (32.00%) Finance
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (24.00%) MS Office
4 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.00%) Legal
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITSM
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Banking
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (8.00%) Presales
7 2 (8.00%) NICE Systems
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Syclo
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (8.00%) MS Project
5 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (8.00%) SAP WM
2 1 (4.00%) SDL Web 8
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Access Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Access VBA Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Junior
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Architect
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Technical Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) VBA Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Incident and Problem Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) PMI
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) ITSM
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) System Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) ABAP
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) VBA
2 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Avaya
2 2 (8.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) NICE Systems
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Syclo
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
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