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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 9 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 4.25% 7.83% 3.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 73.91% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
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£418 £345 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.01% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -58.61%
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
21 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 9.91% 10.60% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Average daily rate £388 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £35.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 - £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 - £56.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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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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 -7 5 £388 +20.49% 2
Derby -6 3 £475 +18.75%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) SDLC
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) GAMP
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Separation of Concerns

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Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Tester
1 2 (12.50%) Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
1 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
1 2 (12.50%) Validation Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (6.25%) QA Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
2 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Java SE
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) Dojo
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) SDLC
2 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Separation of Concerns
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) SAP