The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 20 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 9.13% 3.69% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.92% 37.04% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
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£320 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £279 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
QA
East 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 Derbyshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 11.87% 9.96% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Average daily rate £345 £279 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% +16.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £308 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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 £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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

QA
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 22 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

QA
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 22 August 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
Chesterfield +15 10 £303 -
Derby +2 9 £320 +15.31% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) SAP
4 8 (30.77%) HP
5 7 (26.92%) Test Management
5 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) VB
7 5 (19.23%) PHP
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 5 (19.23%) UNIX
7 5 (19.23%) IBM
7 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) MS Office
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
7 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Selenium
7 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 5 (19.23%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
2 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) JBehave
4 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Automation Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Data Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 7 (26.92%) Test Management
3 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) User Stories
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
4 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) VB
3 5 (19.23%) PHP
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) Ruby
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) SAP
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
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