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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 52 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs citing QA 50 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.46% 2.55% 4.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.10% 35.92% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 30
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
116 103 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.02% 7.11% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 61
Average daily rate £343 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.25 £35.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.85% +6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £9.69 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £56.16 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Derbyshire +14 22 £320 +23.07% 4
Northamptonshire +7 12 £373 -25.50% 5
Nottinghamshire +5 10 £331 -1.92% 5
Leicestershire -5 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 18 (21.18%) SAP
3 17 (20.00%) HP
3 17 (20.00%) Finance
3 17 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 15 (17.65%) JIRA
4 15 (17.65%) ISEB
5 14 (16.47%) IBM
5 14 (16.47%) E-Commerce
5 14 (16.47%) Selenium
5 14 (16.47%) Test Scripting
6 12 (14.12%) Retail
7 11 (12.94%) Use Case
7 11 (12.94%) Test Management
7 11 (12.94%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (12.94%) Java
7 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 10 (11.76%) Windows
8 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.59%) Project Management
10 8 (9.41%) Mainframe
10 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.41%) Migration
10 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
10 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
10 8 (9.41%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (1.18%) Lync
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.53%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) SaaS
1 3 (3.53%) IaaS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.35%) DMZ
1 2 (2.35%) Firewall
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) MS Access
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) DataStage
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.18%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) JIRA
2 14 (16.47%) Selenium
3 10 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.06%) LoadRunner
4 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.71%) Sahi
7 3 (3.53%) JBehave
7 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.53%) JUnit
8 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Retail
3 8 (9.41%) Marketing
4 7 (8.24%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Analyst
2 17 (20.00%) Tester
3 11 (12.94%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Automation Tester
5 6 (7.06%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 5 (5.88%) SAP Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Web Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Web Test Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Electrical Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Incident Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) HTML
2 4 (4.71%) REST
3 3 (3.53%) JSON
3 3 (3.53%) Spring
3 3 (3.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) XML
4 2 (2.35%) XSD
4 2 (2.35%) JMS
4 2 (2.35%) WSDL
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.35%) Middleware
4 2 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.18%) CSS3
5 1 (1.18%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.71%) Open Source
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Data Extraction
3 3 (3.53%) NHS
3 3 (3.53%) SCADA
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) E-Commerce
1 14 (16.47%) Test Scripting
2 11 (12.94%) Use Case
2 11 (12.94%) Test Management
2 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.59%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.41%) Regression Testing
5 8 (9.41%) Migration
5 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.24%) BDD
6 7 (8.24%) TDD
7 6 (7.06%) Scrum
7 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.06%) Automation Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Release Management
8 5 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) Java
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.41%) VB
4 7 (8.24%) C#
5 6 (7.06%) Ruby
6 5 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (4.71%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) VBScript
8 2 (2.35%) C
9 1 (1.18%) Pascal
9 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.18%) Delphi
9 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (17.65%) ISEB
3 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.06%) Degree
4 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) HNC
6 1 (1.18%) MCSE
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) SAP
2 17 (20.00%) HP
3 14 (16.47%) IBM
4 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.41%) Oracle
6 3 (3.53%) Allen-Bradley
6 3 (3.53%) Siemens
6 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.35%) Software AG
7 2 (2.35%) Intel
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe
8 1 (1.18%) Teradata
8 1 (1.18%) Tableau
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