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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 36 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.18% 3.17% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.71% 31.29% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 28
Median daily rate £375 £415 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
140 163 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.48% 10.12% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 72 69
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 9
Median hourly rate £8.91 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £11.21 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £47.50 £19.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Nottinghamshire -23 18 £425 +4.61% 10
Derbyshire +3 7 £375 -10.71% 2
Northamptonshire -10 6 £450 - 2
Leicestershire 0 3 - - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) Finance
3 16 (19.05%) SQL
4 15 (17.86%) Oracle
4 15 (17.86%) SAP
5 14 (16.67%) SDLC
6 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (13.10%) Resource Management
7 10 (11.90%) Automated Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
8 9 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 9 (10.71%) Project Management
9 8 (9.52%) Selenium
9 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 8 (9.52%) Web Services
9 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.33%) Manufacturing
10 7 (8.33%) Scrum
10 7 (8.33%) XML
10 7 (8.33%) SOAP
10 7 (8.33%) ERP
10 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 6 (7.14%) RESTful
11 6 (7.14%) Visualisation

QA
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 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Apache
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.19%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.57%) MS Project
4 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) LDAP
1 2 (2.38%) SSL
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) DataStage
3 2 (2.38%) GIS
3 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Selenium
2 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.57%) Appium
3 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 3 (3.57%) Ranorex
3 3 (3.57%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) JUnit
5 1 (1.19%) Mockito
5 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.19%) MSI
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.95%) Marketing
4 4 (4.76%) Electronics
4 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) PMO Manager
3 10 (11.90%) Developer
3 10 (11.90%) Test Analyst
4 9 (10.71%) QA Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Software Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Applications Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Applications Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Applications Development Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Development Project Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) IT Development Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Software Development Project Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 7 (8.33%) SOAP
2 7 (8.33%) XML
3 6 (7.14%) RESTful
4 3 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.57%) JDBC
4 3 (3.57%) JNDI
4 3 (3.57%) JSP
4 3 (3.57%) WSDL
5 2 (2.38%) .NET
5 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 2 (2.38%) JSON
5 2 (2.38%) OAuth
5 2 (2.38%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.38%) Spring
5 2 (2.38%) XSD
5 2 (2.38%) XSL
6 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) Fintech
4 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Unix
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.67%) SDLC
3 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.10%) Resource Management
4 10 (11.90%) Automated Testing
4 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
5 9 (10.71%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.71%) Project Management
6 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.33%) ERP
7 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 7 (8.33%) Scrum
7 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Change Management
8 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) ITIL
8 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) C
3 4 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (2.38%) Groovy
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) JCL
6 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.19%) Pascal
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) R
6 1 (1.19%) Scala
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle
1 15 (17.86%) SAP
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) CA
4 4 (4.76%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.38%) Apigee
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (1.19%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
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