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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 50 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.13% 3.19% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.85% 32.90% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 23
Median daily rate £419 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £302 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
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
157 155 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.82% 9.70% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 59
Median daily rate £425 £404 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £500 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 10
Median hourly rate £18.05 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.36% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £11.21 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £17.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Northamptonshire +8 18 £425 -5.55%
Nottinghamshire -20 17 £456 +21.66% 17
Derbyshire +5 5 £325 -13.33% 3
Leicestershire +8 4 £338 -10.00% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (34.44%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.11%) SQL
4 15 (16.67%) Oracle
5 13 (14.44%) SDLC
6 12 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 12 (13.33%) SAP
6 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (12.22%) Resource Management
7 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
8 10 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (10.00%) Change Management
9 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 9 (10.00%) ISEB
9 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
10 8 (8.89%) SOAP
10 8 (8.89%) Project Management
11 7 (7.78%) Web Services
11 7 (7.78%) XML
11 7 (7.78%) Time Management
11 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Degree
11 7 (7.78%) Coaching
12 6 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.67%) Data Quality
12 6 (6.67%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (5.56%) MS Project
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) MS Office
4 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
1 2 (2.22%) LDAP
1 2 (2.22%) SSL
1 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.44%) PowerPivot
4 3 (3.33%) DataStage
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.11%) GIS
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.22%) JIRA
4 2 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Mockito
5 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.11%) MSI
5 1 (1.11%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (34.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.56%) Marketing
3 4 (4.44%) Electronics
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Publishing
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Developer
2 11 (12.22%) PMO Manager
2 11 (12.22%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) QA Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) Test Leader
4 7 (7.78%) Test Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) QA Leader
7 3 (3.33%) Business Systems Manager
7 3 (3.33%) DataStage Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) QA Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Report Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) SOAP
2 7 (7.78%) Web Services
2 7 (7.78%) XML
3 3 (3.33%) JDBC
3 3 (3.33%) JNDI
3 3 (3.33%) JSP
3 3 (3.33%) WSDL
4 2 (2.22%) J2EE
4 2 (2.22%) JSON
4 2 (2.22%) OAuth
4 2 (2.22%) OAuth2
4 2 (2.22%) RESTful
4 2 (2.22%) XSD
4 2 (2.22%) XSL
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.11%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) Middleware
5 1 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.44%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.11%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
5 1 (1.11%) Fintech
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.44%) SDLC
3 12 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 12 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.22%) Resource Management
4 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
5 9 (10.00%) Change Management
5 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (8.89%) Project Management
7 7 (7.78%) Coaching
7 7 (7.78%) Time Management
7 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.67%) ERP
8 6 (6.67%) ITIL
8 6 (6.67%) Migration
8 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.11%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) Java
3 4 (4.44%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) C
4 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.22%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (1.11%) JCL
6 1 (1.11%) Pascal
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) ISEB
2 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 12 (13.33%) SAP
3 6 (6.67%) HP
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.44%) CA
4 4 (4.44%) Tableau
4 4 (4.44%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) Apigee
6 2 (2.22%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Citrix
7 1 (1.11%) Kronos
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat