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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 41 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Contract jobs citing QA 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.20% 1.05% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 25.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£350 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
7 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 3.08% 4.21% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate £350 £325 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +132.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £85 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £404 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.09 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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 +14 4 £350 +16.66%
Chesterfield -3 1 - - 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) MS Office
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) MSI
5 5 (26.32%) Validation
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 5 (26.32%) OO
5 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
5 5 (26.32%) SAP
5 5 (26.32%) VB
5 5 (26.32%) SCCM
5 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Line Management
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Data Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 5 (26.32%) OOP
2 5 (26.32%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
3 4 (21.05%) Line Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) VB
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix