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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 55 36
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 51 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.25% 2.75% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.97% 41.67% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 23
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £89.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +395.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
QA
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
116 108 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.39% 6.60% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 45
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £85 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.73% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.00 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £56.16 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

QA
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
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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
Northamptonshire +11 18 £370 -17.77% 4
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £370 +3.85% 5
Derbyshire +5 13 £350 +27.27% 2
Leicestershire +4 2 £338 - 6
Lincolnshire - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 27 (28.13%) SQL
2 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
4 17 (17.71%) Java
5 16 (16.67%) SAP
6 15 (15.63%) HP
7 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
7 14 (14.58%) Test Management
7 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
8 13 (13.54%) Project Management
8 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
9 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 12 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.46%) ISEB
10 11 (11.46%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (11.46%) Windows
10 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
11 10 (10.42%) IBM
11 10 (10.42%) MS Office
11 10 (10.42%) C#
11 10 (10.42%) Migration
11 10 (10.42%) Banking
11 10 (10.42%) JIRA
11 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
12 9 (9.38%) Coaching
12 9 (9.38%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.04%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MS Office
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Stata
4 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
1 3 (3.13%) IaaS
2 2 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
1 2 (2.08%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.08%) DMZ
1 2 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) DataStage
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.04%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (11.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (10.42%) JIRA
3 9 (9.38%) Selenium
4 8 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.13%) JBehave
7 3 (3.13%) JUnit
8 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.08%) MSI
8 2 (2.08%) Sahi
8 2 (2.08%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.04%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 9 (9.38%) Retail
4 7 (7.29%) Marketing
5 3 (3.13%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.58%) Developer
3 13 (13.54%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 12 (12.50%) Tester
5 8 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 5 (5.21%) UAT Test Manager
6 5 (5.21%) UAT Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Designer
7 4 (4.17%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) UI Programmer
8 3 (3.13%) QA Leader
8 3 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.13%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) .NET
1 8 (8.33%) CSS
2 7 (7.29%) REST
3 6 (6.25%) JSON
4 4 (4.17%) CSS3
4 4 (4.17%) Backbone.js
4 4 (4.17%) Sass
4 4 (4.17%) LESS
4 4 (4.17%) HTML
4 4 (4.17%) Ajax
5 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
6 2 (2.08%) XML
6 2 (2.08%) XSD
6 2 (2.08%) JMS
6 2 (2.08%) WSDL
6 2 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) User Experience
4 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) Open Source
5 3 (3.13%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Economics
7 1 (1.04%) Statistics
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) UNIX
3 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.13%) Android
3 3 (3.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
3 14 (14.58%) Test Management
3 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
4 13 (13.54%) Project Management
5 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
6 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.42%) Migration
7 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.38%) OO
8 9 (9.38%) Coaching
9 8 (8.33%) Line Management
9 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.29%) TDD
10 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.25%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) SQL
2 17 (17.71%) Java
3 10 (10.42%) C#
4 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) VB
5 5 (5.21%) Ruby
5 5 (5.21%) PHP
6 4 (4.17%) VBScript
7 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.13%) C++
7 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Delphi
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.46%) ISEB
3 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) CDISC
1 1 (1.04%) P3O
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) SAP
2 15 (15.63%) HP
3 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.42%) IBM
5 9 (9.38%) Oracle
6 4 (4.17%) Adobe
7 3 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.08%) Tableau
8 2 (2.08%) Intel
8 2 (2.08%) Citrix
8 2 (2.08%) Software AG
9 1 (1.04%) Informatica
9 1 (1.04%) Talend
9 1 (1.04%) Teradata
9 1 (1.04%) Dell
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