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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 39 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.12% 1.09% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 37.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 7.84% 2.91% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 2
Median daily rate £165 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.17% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £8.63 £8.19 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -50.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby -2 1 - - 2
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 (50.00%) Retail
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Appium
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows

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 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Appium
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Supply Chain Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Facilities Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Planner
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Supply Chain Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft