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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 19 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 0.42% 0.79% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +103.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 6.30% 3.97% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate £320 £475 £84
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +467.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.81 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% -61.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
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

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derby -9 1 £350 -26.31% 8
Chesterfield - - - - 2
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) UML
1 1 (20.00%) OOP
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) HP