The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA 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 Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Derbyshire 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 Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 22 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 10.33% 3.39% 4.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.62% 30.77% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
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£320 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £252 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 12.21% 11.02% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 11
Average daily rate £320 £278 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £385 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £16.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +109.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Derbyshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Derbyshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +6 11 £320 +19.06% 3
Chesterfield +10 10 £303 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 6 (26.09%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) VB
4 5 (21.74%) PHP
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) User Stories
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 5 (21.74%) Test Management
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) JBehave
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 8 (34.78%) Automation Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Test Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) NHS Performance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) Data Extraction
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
2 5 (21.74%) Test Management
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) User Stories
2 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
3 4 (17.39%) BDD
3 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) PHP
3 5 (21.74%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.04%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) SAP
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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