The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.05% 1.30% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 23.53% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £400 £293 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -16.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
13 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 4.53% 5.54% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £318 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Derbyshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Derbyshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Appium
2 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Appium
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Mockito
3 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Supply Chain Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (10.00%) JPA
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) BDD
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Pascal
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat