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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 29 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.77% 2.63% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.28% 31.82% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £282 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £369 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
67 132 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.08% 8.28% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 35
Average daily rate £350 £319 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £85 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 22
Average hourly rate £12.42 £18.94 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% -37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.78 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £34.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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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

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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 +5 11 £360 +2.85% 3
Derbyshire +16 5 £350 -1.75% 1
Leicestershire +3 3 £325 -4.05% 2
Northamptonshire -14 3 £355 +22.41% 4
Lincolnshire +9 2 £400 +14.28% 1
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.25%) OO
3 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) Java
5 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
5 13 (16.25%) Project Management
6 11 (13.75%) Oracle
6 11 (13.75%) Windows
6 11 (13.75%) MS Office
6 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 10 (12.50%) Line Management
7 10 (12.50%) Migration
8 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.25%) CSS
8 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
8 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
9 8 (10.00%) Test Management
9 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.00%) ISTQB
9 8 (10.00%) HP
9 8 (10.00%) .NET
9 8 (10.00%) VB
10 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.75%) C#
10 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
10 7 (8.75%) SAP

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.25%) CMS
3 3 (3.75%) MTS
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.25%) Photoshop
4 3 (3.75%) MS Project
5 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.25%) DataStage
5 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) MSI
3 4 (5.00%) Selenium
3 4 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.75%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.75%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.25%) Sahi
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (21.25%) Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) UI Developer
6 5 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
6 5 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 5 (6.25%) UI Programmer
7 4 (5.00%) Tester
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Data Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Automated Test Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Designer
8 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.75%) QA Leader
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) CSS
2 8 (10.00%) .NET
3 5 (6.25%) Ajax
3 5 (6.25%) JSON
3 5 (6.25%) REST
3 5 (6.25%) CSS3
3 5 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.25%) Sass
3 5 (6.25%) LESS
4 3 (3.75%) COM
4 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.50%) Spring
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (1.25%) WCF
6 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) User Experience
4 5 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.75%) NHS
5 3 (3.75%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.25%) Economics
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) PMI
7 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
2 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (6.25%) UNIX
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Android
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.50%) CentOS
5 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) OO
1 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.25%) Project Management
3 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
4 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 10 (12.50%) Line Management
4 10 (12.50%) Migration
5 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.00%) Test Management
6 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.50%) Validation
8 5 (6.25%) Logistics
8 5 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.25%) OOP
8 5 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (6.25%) Coaching
9 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) Java
3 8 (10.00%) VB
4 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.75%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.00%) PHP
7 3 (3.75%) VB6
8 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.50%) Groovy
8 2 (2.50%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) VBA
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) ISEB
4 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (3.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.50%) PMP
6 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.25%) APMP
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) CDISC
1 1 (1.25%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle
3 8 (10.00%) HP
4 7 (8.75%) SAP
5 5 (6.25%) Adobe
6 3 (3.75%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) Tableau
7 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.25%) Teradata
8 1 (1.25%) Informatica
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.25%) Citrix
8 1 (1.25%) Talend
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