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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 42 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.73% 1.60% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.37% 26.74% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 15
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
143 86 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.30% 5.99% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 44 54
Average daily rate £405 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £29.50 £10.79 £11.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.33% -6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.11 £10.58 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £10.95 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 21 £425 +6.25% 5
Leicestershire -6 9 £265 -18.46% 4
Northamptonshire +7 5 £513 +33.11% 2
Derbyshire -11 3 - - 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) Software Testing
3 20 (22.99%) SDLC
4 14 (16.09%) Finance
4 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
5 13 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
6 12 (13.79%) Scrum
7 11 (12.64%) ISEB
7 11 (12.64%) SQL
7 11 (12.64%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.49%) Chip and PIN
8 10 (11.49%) Test Strategy
8 10 (11.49%) Project Planning
9 9 (10.34%) Retail
10 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
10 8 (9.20%) Java
10 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.05%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.05%) Kronos
11 7 (8.05%) XML
11 7 (8.05%) SOAP
11 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
11 7 (8.05%) Migration
12 6 (6.90%) Banking
12 6 (6.90%) Project Management
12 6 (6.90%) HP
12 6 (6.90%) CRM
12 6 (6.90%) C#
12 6 (6.90%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (2.30%) Confluence
1 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Force.com
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Internet
1 4 (4.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.30%) DataStage
2 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.15%) Big Data
3 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) JIRA
1 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) Selenium
3 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.45%) Ranorex
4 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.30%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.15%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Analyst
2 18 (20.69%) Project Manager
2 18 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Development Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Development Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) IT Development Manager
3 10 (11.49%) IT Manager
3 10 (11.49%) IT Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Software Development Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Software Development Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Software Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Test Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Application Development Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Application Development Project Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Applications Development Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Applications Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Applications Project Manager
5 7 (8.05%) QA Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Technical Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) SOAP
1 7 (8.05%) XML
2 6 (6.90%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (4.60%) CSS
4 4 (4.60%) jQuery
4 4 (4.60%) REST
4 4 (4.60%) RESTful
4 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 4 (4.60%) WSDL
5 3 (3.45%) Ajax
5 3 (3.45%) DHTML
5 3 (3.45%) Visualforce
6 2 (2.30%) EDI
6 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Chip and PIN
2 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.75%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.60%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.15%) PMI
6 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Linux
2 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) Software Testing
3 20 (22.99%) SDLC
4 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
5 13 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
6 12 (13.79%) Scrum
7 11 (12.64%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.49%) Project Planning
8 10 (11.49%) Test Strategy
9 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.20%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Migration
10 7 (8.05%) Test Planning
11 6 (6.90%) CRM
11 6 (6.90%) Issue Tracking
11 6 (6.90%) Project Management
11 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.90%) Test Management
12 5 (5.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.64%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) Java
3 6 (6.90%) C#
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.45%) Apex Code
5 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) Clojure
6 1 (1.15%) Haskell
6 1 (1.15%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) Scala
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) ISEB
2 5 (5.75%) Degree
2 5 (5.75%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) COBIT
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Kronos
2 6 (6.90%) HP
2 6 (6.90%) SAP
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.45%) Informatica
4 3 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.30%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.15%) JDA
6 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 5 days ago
Market Harborough
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago