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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 7 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.65% 4.83% 9.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 38.46% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Median daily rate £375 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +30.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £359 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £483 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
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
23 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 8.71% 12.56% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 13
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £8.91 £11.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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
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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 6 £375 -21.05% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Appium
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

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%) WebSphere
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
3 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
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
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
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 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) SAP