The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the East Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 35 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.22% 2.41% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.70% 42.47% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 19
Average daily rate £325 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £525 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
114 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.22% 5.68% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 38
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £10.81 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.98% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £27.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
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England

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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

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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

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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 24 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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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

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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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +1 18 £313 -16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 10 £396 +7.45%
Northamptonshire -13 5 £400 -21.95% 2
Derbyshire -20 1 £350 -26.31% 10
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (25.68%) E-Commerce
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
4 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.57%) HP
5 13 (17.57%) ISEB
5 13 (17.57%) Retail
5 13 (17.57%) ISTQB
6 12 (16.22%) JIRA
6 12 (16.22%) TDD
6 12 (16.22%) IBM
7 11 (14.86%) Scrum
7 11 (14.86%) Oracle
7 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
7 11 (14.86%) SAP
7 11 (14.86%) Use Case
7 11 (14.86%) Degree
7 11 (14.86%) Test Management
8 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Project Management
9 9 (12.16%) Windows
9 9 (12.16%) Selenium
9 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.81%) Marketing
10 8 (10.81%) XML
10 8 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (10.81%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.35%) Lync
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
3 5 (6.76%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Project
5 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) PaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.76%) SAP BW
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) JIRA
2 9 (12.16%) Selenium
3 8 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.41%) Sahi
5 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (17.57%) Retail
2 8 (10.81%) Marketing
2 8 (10.81%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Tester
4 9 (12.16%) QA Manager
5 8 (10.81%) Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Quality Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Uniface Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Electrical Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) SAP Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) PLC Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Web Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.05%) Data Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) XML
2 7 (9.46%) HTML
3 6 (8.11%) .NET
3 6 (8.11%) CSS
4 2 (2.70%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.35%) Java EE
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.35%) XSD
5 1 (1.35%) JMS
5 1 (1.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) SCADA
2 3 (4.05%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) Informatics
4 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) E-Commerce
2 16 (21.62%) Waterfall
3 12 (16.22%) TDD
4 11 (14.86%) Scrum
4 11 (14.86%) Use Case
4 11 (14.86%) Test Management
5 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 10 (13.51%) Project Management
6 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
6 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.11%) QMS
8 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.11%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.11%) Migration
8 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.76%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.11%) Uniface
4 5 (6.76%) C++
5 4 (5.41%) C#
5 4 (5.41%) Java
5 4 (5.41%) VBScript
6 3 (4.05%) VB
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) ISEB
1 13 (17.57%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.86%) Degree
3 5 (6.76%) HNC
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) HP
3 12 (16.22%) IBM
4 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 11 (14.86%) SAP
5 5 (6.76%) Siemens
5 5 (6.76%) Allen-Bradley
5 5 (6.76%) Northgate
6 3 (4.05%) Omniture
6 3 (4.05%) Google
6 3 (4.05%) Coremetrics
7 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) Intel
8 1 (1.35%) Software AG
8 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis IT
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