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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 37 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.29% 2.63% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.62% 44.74% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 14
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £322 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
117 76 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.25% 5.89% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 34
Average daily rate £325 £383 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +31.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Average hourly rate £10.81 £30.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.98% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £23.45 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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England

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

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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 18 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 18 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 +3 19 £313 -3.84% 8
Nottinghamshire -7 9 £396 +7.45% 2
Northamptonshire -15 7 £400 -21.95% 6
Derbyshire -17 1 £350 -26.31% 11
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
2 19 (25.00%) SQL
3 16 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.42%) ISEB
5 13 (17.11%) HP
5 13 (17.11%) TDD
5 13 (17.11%) Retail
5 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
6 12 (15.79%) JIRA
6 12 (15.79%) IBM
7 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 11 (14.47%) SAP
7 11 (14.47%) Scrum
7 11 (14.47%) Use Case
7 11 (14.47%) Test Management
8 10 (13.16%) Degree
8 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 10 (13.16%) Project Management
8 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Oracle
8 10 (13.16%) Windows
9 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
9 9 (11.84%) Selenium
10 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.53%) Marketing
10 8 (10.53%) XML
10 8 (10.53%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Lync
3 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 2 (2.63%) Mingle
5 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.32%) DMZ
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.58%) SAP BW
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.63%) MS Access
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 9 (11.84%) Selenium
3 8 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.26%) Sahi
5 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.63%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (17.11%) Retail
2 8 (10.53%) Marketing
3 7 (9.21%) Finance
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Tester
4 9 (11.84%) QA Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Quality Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Uniface Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Electrical Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) SAP Tester
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Web Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Manual Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) PLC Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) XML
2 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) HTML
3 6 (7.89%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.32%) Java EE
5 1 (1.32%) JSON
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) J2EE
5 1 (1.32%) JMS
5 1 (1.32%) SOAP
5 1 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) XSD
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) SCADA
2 3 (3.95%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) NHS
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Informatics
4 1 (1.32%) PMI
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
2 16 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 13 (17.11%) TDD
4 11 (14.47%) Scrum
4 11 (14.47%) Use Case
4 11 (14.47%) Test Management
5 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
5 10 (13.16%) Project Management
5 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.89%) Migration
8 6 (7.89%) Change Management
8 6 (7.89%) Quality Management
8 6 (7.89%) QMS
8 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) C++
3 6 (7.89%) Uniface
4 5 (6.58%) Java
4 5 (6.58%) C#
5 4 (5.26%) VBScript
6 3 (3.95%) VB
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) ISEB
2 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.16%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) HNC
5 1 (1.32%) MCITP
5 1 (1.32%) MCSE
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) HP
3 12 (15.79%) IBM
4 11 (14.47%) SAP
5 10 (13.16%) Oracle
6 5 (6.58%) Allen-Bradley
6 5 (6.58%) Siemens
6 5 (6.58%) Northgate
7 3 (3.95%) Omniture
7 3 (3.95%) Google
7 3 (3.95%) Coremetrics
8 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.32%) Software AG
9 1 (1.32%) Intel
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