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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 63 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.58% 2.51% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.18% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 20
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £260 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +19.62%
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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
153 117 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.70% 7.54% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 60 40
Average daily rate £400 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £10.81 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.74% -60.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 May 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 +11 28 £383 -3.47% 11
Northamptonshire +5 16 £500 +25.00% 4
Lincolnshire - 9 £353 - 1
Derbyshire +2 4 £340 +7.93% 4
Leicestershire -14 3 £363 +16.00% 1
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) Finance
3 18 (20.69%) Java
4 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
5 15 (17.24%) Project Management
5 15 (17.24%) OO
6 14 (16.09%) Quality Management
7 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
8 12 (13.79%) Workflow
8 12 (13.79%) Scrum
9 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
9 11 (12.64%) Retail
10 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
10 10 (11.49%) Selenium
10 10 (11.49%) C#
10 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
10 10 (11.49%) Change Management
11 9 (10.34%) .NET
11 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
11 9 (10.34%) Open Source
11 9 (10.34%) BDD
11 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
11 9 (10.34%) DevOps
11 9 (10.34%) Coaching
11 9 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
12 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (9.20%) Puppet

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) MTS
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) DataStage
4 1 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
2 10 (11.49%) Selenium
3 4 (4.60%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.45%) Toad
4 3 (3.45%) Bower
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.45%) Grunt
4 3 (3.45%) Ranorex
4 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.30%) JIRA
5 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.30%) Spock
5 2 (2.30%) JUnit
5 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.15%) Xcode
6 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 22 (25.29%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Developer
2 18 (20.69%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Consultant
4 8 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Tester
7 5 (5.75%) Quality Manager
8 4 (4.60%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.60%) QA Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) UI Programmer
8 4 (4.60%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Information Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) Ajax
2 6 (6.90%) REST
2 6 (6.90%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) CSS
3 5 (5.75%) Backbone.js
3 5 (5.75%) LESS
3 5 (5.75%) JSON
4 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.60%) J2EE
5 3 (3.45%) SOAP
5 3 (3.45%) COM
5 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.45%) Browserify
5 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.45%) Java SE
5 3 (3.45%) Java EE
5 3 (3.45%) Spring
5 3 (3.45%) Marionette.js
6 2 (2.30%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Open Source
2 6 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.15%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) UNIX
3 2 (2.30%) CentOS
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Solaris
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
3 15 (17.24%) Project Management
3 15 (17.24%) OO
4 14 (16.09%) Quality Management
5 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.79%) Workflow
6 12 (13.79%) Scrum
7 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.49%) Change Management
9 9 (10.34%) BDD
9 9 (10.34%) DevOps
9 9 (10.34%) Coaching
9 9 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (9.20%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.05%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) Java
2 10 (11.49%) C#
3 7 (8.05%) SQL
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.60%) VB
6 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.45%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.45%) VB6
6 3 (3.45%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) Groovy
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) PMP
2 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ISEB
3 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) P3O
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.20%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Adobe
4 4 (4.60%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) IBM
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.30%) CA
7 1 (1.15%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) NetApp
7 1 (1.15%) EMC
7 1 (1.15%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.15%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.15%) Brocade
7 1 (1.15%) Telerik
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