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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 57 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.50% 3.39% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.71% 42.02% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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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
140 119 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.60% 8.08% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 56 36
Average daily rate £400 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
Average hourly rate £17.66 £16.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -53.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £8.50 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £50.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +14.28%

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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

QA
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

QA
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 5 August 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

QA
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 5 August 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 +9 42 £375 +15.38% 15
Derbyshire -12 9 £388 +21.09% 5
Northamptonshire -6 6 £375 +0.67% 4
Leicestershire +7 4 £425 +25.92% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) Finance
3 25 (21.01%) SDLC
4 24 (20.17%) Scrum
5 22 (18.49%) C#
6 21 (17.65%) Java
7 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
7 18 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (13.45%) Configuration Management
9 15 (12.61%) Selenium
10 14 (11.76%) .NET
11 13 (10.92%) Project Management
11 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
12 12 (10.08%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.08%) Coaching
13 11 (9.24%) HTML5
13 11 (9.24%) Test Scripting
13 11 (9.24%) Retail
13 11 (9.24%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.24%) JIRA
13 11 (9.24%) Change Management
13 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
13 11 (9.24%) HTML
13 11 (9.24%) CSS
14 10 (8.40%) Web Services
14 10 (8.40%) SQL
14 10 (8.40%) Workflow
14 10 (8.40%) Quality Management
14 10 (8.40%) BDD

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 6 (5.04%) CMS
2 4 (3.36%) IIS
3 3 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.68%) MTS
5 1 (0.84%) JBoss
5 1 (0.84%) DNN
5 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Agresso
2 1 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Intranet
1 5 (4.20%) Extranet
2 1 (0.84%) Firewall
2 1 (0.84%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) LAN
2 1 (0.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
1 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.36%) Redis
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.68%) DataStage
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Selenium
2 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.24%) JIRA
4 9 (7.56%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.04%) Ranorex
6 5 (4.20%) NeoLoad
6 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.52%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.68%) JUnit
9 2 (1.68%) Spock
10 1 (0.84%) Xcode
10 1 (0.84%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.84%) Toad
10 1 (0.84%) Grunt
General
1 38 (31.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Retail
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Developer
2 25 (21.01%) Analyst
3 10 (8.40%) Consultant
4 8 (6.72%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.72%) Tester
4 8 (6.72%) Test Analyst
4 8 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Quality Manager
5 7 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.04%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Development Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.36%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Test Leader
7 4 (3.36%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Information Systems Manager
8 3 (2.52%) Automation Tester
8 3 (2.52%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (2.52%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) .NET
2 11 (9.24%) CSS
2 11 (9.24%) HTML
2 11 (9.24%) HTML5
3 10 (8.40%) Web Services
4 9 (7.56%) CSS3
5 7 (5.88%) REST
5 7 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.88%) SOAP
6 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.20%) Backbone.js
6 5 (4.20%) jQuery
6 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.36%) Middleware
8 3 (2.52%) Ajax
8 3 (2.52%) J2EE
8 3 (2.52%) JSON
9 2 (1.68%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) User Experience
2 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.68%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Social Media
6 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.84%) Tandem
6 1 (0.84%) CCTV
6 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.36%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Android
2 3 (2.52%) UNIX
3 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) AIX
4 1 (0.84%) Solaris
4 1 (0.84%) CentOS
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) SDLC
3 24 (20.17%) Scrum
4 18 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (13.45%) Configuration Management
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
6 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.08%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.08%) Coaching
8 11 (9.24%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.24%) Software Testing
8 11 (9.24%) Change Management
9 10 (8.40%) Quality Management
9 10 (8.40%) Workflow
9 10 (8.40%) BDD
10 9 (7.56%) Open Source
10 9 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.56%) TDD
10 9 (7.56%) OO
10 9 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) C#
2 21 (17.65%) Java
3 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.40%) SQL
5 3 (2.52%) Ruby
6 2 (1.68%) VB
6 2 (1.68%) VB6
6 2 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.84%) Perl
7 1 (0.84%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.84%) Groovy
7 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.68%) ISEB
2 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.84%) PMP
3 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) GAMP
2 1 (0.84%) P3O
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Puppet
1 8 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.36%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.68%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) HP
3 5 (4.20%) New Relic
4 4 (3.36%) Oracle
5 3 (2.52%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
6 2 (1.68%) Adobe
6 2 (1.68%) CA
7 1 (0.84%) Informatica
7 1 (0.84%) NetApp
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.84%) Remedy
7 1 (0.84%) Telerik
7 1 (0.84%) Brocade
7 1 (0.84%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.84%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.84%) EMC
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