The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 48 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.05% 3.02% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.09% 44.90% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 17
Average daily rate
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£353 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.30% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £278 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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England

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 East Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
133 98 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.46% 6.73% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 51 38
Average daily rate £400 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -37.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +7.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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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 across the East Midlands region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

QA
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 across the East Midlands region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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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 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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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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
Nottinghamshire +7 30 £350 +3.70% 9
Northamptonshire +4 8 £500 +100.00% 4
Derbyshire -11 7 £325 +1.56% 2
Leicestershire -4 2 £348 -0.71% 3
Lincolnshire - 2 £353 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.97%) Finance
3 24 (22.43%) Java
4 17 (15.89%) C#
4 17 (15.89%) SDLC
5 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
6 14 (13.08%) Quality Management
6 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.15%) Retail
7 13 (12.15%) Scrum
7 13 (12.15%) OO
8 12 (11.21%) Project Management
8 12 (11.21%) Workflow
8 12 (11.21%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
9 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.28%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Coaching
10 10 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Selenium
10 10 (9.35%) WebDriver
10 10 (9.35%) BDD
11 9 (8.41%) Open Source
11 9 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.41%) Change Management
11 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
11 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (7.48%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (6.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.87%) MTS
2 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Node.js
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Photoshop
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.35%) WebDriver
2 10 (9.35%) Selenium
3 5 (4.67%) Ranorex
4 4 (3.74%) JIRA
4 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.80%) Bower
5 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.80%) Grunt
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.87%) Spock
6 2 (1.87%) Toad
6 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.87%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Xcode
7 1 (0.93%) TestPartner
General
1 31 (28.97%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (23.36%) Developer
2 21 (19.63%) Analyst
3 12 (11.21%) Consultant
4 9 (8.41%) Tester
5 8 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Quality Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) QA Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) QA Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) QA Leader
9 4 (3.74%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.74%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) UI Programmer
9 4 (3.74%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.74%) QA Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) AWS Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) .NET
2 6 (5.61%) Web Services
2 6 (5.61%) Ajax
2 6 (5.61%) REST
3 5 (4.67%) Backbone.js
3 5 (4.67%) LESS
3 5 (4.67%) JSON
3 5 (4.67%) CSS
4 4 (3.74%) J2EE
4 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.80%) Java SE
5 3 (2.80%) Java EE
5 3 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.80%) Marionette.js
5 3 (2.80%) Browserify
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
5 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.80%) Spring
6 2 (1.87%) JNDI
6 2 (1.87%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) User Experience
2 5 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) Tandem
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.80%) UNIX
1 3 (2.80%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Android
2 1 (0.93%) CentOS
2 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) AIX
2 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.89%) SDLC
3 16 (14.95%) Configuration Management
4 14 (13.08%) Quality Management
4 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (12.15%) OO
5 13 (12.15%) Scrum
6 12 (11.21%) Workflow
6 12 (11.21%) Project Management
6 12 (11.21%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
7 11 (10.28%) Software Testing
7 11 (10.28%) Coaching
8 10 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (9.35%) BDD
9 9 (8.41%) Open Source
9 9 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.41%) Change Management
9 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.43%) Java
2 17 (15.89%) C#
3 7 (6.54%) SQL
4 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.80%) Ruby
6 2 (1.87%) VB6
6 2 (1.87%) PHP
6 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.87%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Groovy
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.93%) PMP
3 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) GAMP
2 1 (0.93%) P3O
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Puppet
1 8 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) HP
3 5 (4.67%) Adobe
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 3 (2.80%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) CA
6 1 (0.93%) Informatica
6 1 (0.93%) NetApp
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Brocade
6 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.93%) EMC
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago