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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 31 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.90% 2.79% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.70% 30.71% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 17
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
108 140 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.61% 9.07% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 83 53
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £275 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £503 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £18.50 £11.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.44% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.70 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £12.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -14 14 £393 -12.77% 4
Nottinghamshire -8 8 £300 -7.69% 11
Derbyshire 0 3 £400 +36.75% 2
Leicestershire -5 3 £204 -38.25% 1
Rutland - 1 - -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.93%) SAP
3 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (14.93%) SDLC
4 9 (13.43%) ETL
4 9 (13.43%) Selenium
4 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (11.94%) Informatica
5 8 (11.94%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.45%) Web Services
6 7 (10.45%) Mainframe
6 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.45%) Retail
6 7 (10.45%) Data Management
6 7 (10.45%) RESTful
6 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
7 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
7 6 (8.96%) Project Management
7 6 (8.96%) Oracle
8 5 (7.46%) Java
8 5 (7.46%) ERP
8 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
8 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.49%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) DataStage
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) GIS
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Selenium
2 3 (4.48%) Appium
2 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) HP UFT
2 3 (4.48%) Ranorex
2 3 (4.48%) Subversion
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) Mockito
4 1 (1.49%) MSI
4 1 (1.49%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Retail
3 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Test Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) ETL Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Informatica Developer
5 6 (8.96%) QA Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Development Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Development Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Development Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) IT Development Manager
6 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.97%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Software Development Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) RESTful
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) SOAP
2 4 (5.97%) XML
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 2 (2.99%) JDBC
4 2 (2.99%) JNDI
4 2 (2.99%) JSON
4 2 (2.99%) JSP
4 2 (2.99%) OAuth
4 2 (2.99%) OAuth2
4 2 (2.99%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) WSDL
5 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.49%) JPA
5 1 (1.49%) WCF
5 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.97%) Fintech
4 4 (5.97%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.49%) EPoS
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.93%) SDLC
3 9 (13.43%) ETL
4 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Data Management
4 7 (10.45%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.96%) Project Management
5 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
5 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.46%) ERP
6 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) Migration
7 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Scrum
7 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) C
5 2 (2.99%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) JCL
6 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.49%) Pascal
6 1 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) R
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
1 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
1 10 (14.93%) SAP
2 8 (11.94%) Informatica
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) HP
5 3 (4.48%) CA
5 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.99%) Apigee
6 2 (2.99%) Google
6 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat