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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 55 35
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 56 39 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.70% 2.41% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.53% 37.50% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.91% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
123 104 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.12% 6.43% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 51
Average daily rate £370 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £26.50 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.16% +0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £9.90 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £40.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Derbyshire +8 19 £330 +26.92% 2
Northamptonshire +10 17 £370 -27.80% 4
Nottinghamshire +17 13 £331 +10.23% 4
Leicestershire +9 2 £338 -3.57% 2
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (27.17%) SQL
2 20 (21.74%) Finance
3 18 (19.57%) SAP
3 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 15 (16.30%) Test Management
5 15 (16.30%) HP
5 15 (16.30%) Regression Testing
6 13 (14.13%) Java
7 12 (13.04%) ISEB
7 12 (13.04%) Project Management
7 12 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (11.96%) JIRA
8 11 (11.96%) Retail
8 11 (11.96%) Migration
8 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.96%) IBM
8 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
9 10 (10.87%) Windows
9 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 10 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.87%) Selenium
10 9 (9.78%) Banking
10 9 (9.78%) Mainframe
10 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
10 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
10 9 (9.78%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.17%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.09%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
2 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.09%) Stata
4 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
1 3 (3.26%) IaaS
2 2 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.17%) DMZ
1 2 (2.17%) Firewall
1 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.26%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.17%) DB2
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.09%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.09%) MS Access
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) DataStage
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) JIRA
2 10 (10.87%) Selenium
2 10 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.61%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.26%) JBehave
5 3 (3.26%) JUnit
6 2 (2.17%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.17%) Sahi
6 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.09%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Retail
3 9 (9.78%) Banking
4 8 (8.70%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Tester
3 12 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 12 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 5 (5.43%) UAT Test Manager
6 5 (5.43%) UAT Manager
7 4 (4.35%) SAP Tester
7 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.26%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Manual Tester
8 3 (3.26%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.26%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
1 6 (6.52%) CSS
1 6 (6.52%) REST
2 5 (5.43%) JSON
3 4 (4.35%) HTML
4 3 (3.26%) CSS3
4 3 (3.26%) Backbone.js
4 3 (3.26%) Sass
4 3 (3.26%) LESS
4 3 (3.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.26%) Ajax
5 2 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.17%) Web Services
5 2 (2.17%) XML
5 2 (2.17%) XSD
5 2 (2.17%) JMS
5 2 (2.17%) WSDL
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.17%) Middleware
5 2 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.35%) Open Source
4 3 (3.26%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.26%) NHS
5 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Economics
6 1 (1.09%) Statistics
6 1 (1.09%) SCADA
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) UNIX
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) AIX
4 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
2 15 (16.30%) Test Management
2 15 (16.30%) Regression Testing
3 12 (13.04%) Project Management
3 12 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (11.96%) Migration
4 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
6 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
6 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.61%) Use Case
9 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
9 6 (6.52%) BDD
9 6 (6.52%) TDD
9 6 (6.52%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.43%) User Stories
10 5 (5.43%) Automation Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) Java
3 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.61%) C#
4 7 (7.61%) VB
5 6 (6.52%) Ruby
6 5 (5.43%) PHP
7 4 (4.35%) C++
7 4 (4.35%) VBScript
8 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.09%) Delphi
10 1 (1.09%) C
10 1 (1.09%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 12 (13.04%) ISEB
3 8 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.43%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.09%) HNC
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.09%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) SAP
2 15 (16.30%) HP
3 11 (11.96%) IBM
4 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.78%) Oracle
6 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.26%) Adobe
7 2 (2.17%) Intel
7 2 (2.17%) Citrix
7 2 (2.17%) Software AG
7 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.09%) Dell
8 1 (1.09%) Teradata
8 1 (1.09%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) Talend
8 1 (1.09%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.09%) Informatica
8 1 (1.09%) Siemens
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