The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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 Job Titles advertised for the East Midlands 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 95 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.19% 0.078% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £343 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £344
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -17.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1484 1176 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.98% 91.52% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 554 623
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 127 108
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the East Midlands region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the East Midlands region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £343 -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
QA Engineer
England

QA Engineer
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft