The first table below looks at the demand for Quality Management 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 Quality Management over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Management
Rank 59 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Quality Management 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.17% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.25% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £423
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £44.60 £47.40
% change year-on-year
-29.09% -5.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
485 405 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.02% 66.83% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 234 252
Average daily rate £351 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 17
Average hourly rate £21.25 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.85% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.05 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £179.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Quality Management
West Midlands

Quality Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Management across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Quality Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Quality Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Management across the Birmingham region.

Quality Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Quality Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Quality Management 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 Quality Management.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Quality Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Quality Management 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 Quality Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Documentum
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP QM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Testing Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
2 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft