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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing QA 38 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.42% 2.49% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.19% 33.64% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 8
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.81%
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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
108 110 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.89% 7.41% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 55 34
Average daily rate £355 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -71.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £9.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 15 £400 +6.66% 15
Northamptonshire -9 7 £385 +18.46% 3
Lincolnshire - 6 £450 -
Leicestershire +5 5 £363 +22.36% 9
Derbyshire +14 3 £340 +23.63% 4
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) OO
3 18 (25.00%) Finance
4 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.06%) Java
6 12 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
8 10 (13.89%) .NET
8 10 (13.89%) SQL
8 10 (13.89%) Project Management
8 10 (13.89%) Quality Management
9 9 (12.50%) C#
10 8 (11.11%) VB
10 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
11 7 (9.72%) Coaching
11 7 (9.72%) WebSphere
11 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
11 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.72%) OOP
11 7 (9.72%) Oracle
11 7 (9.72%) Scrum
12 6 (8.33%) Retail
12 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.33%) CSS
12 6 (8.33%) Windows
12 6 (8.33%) Agresso
12 6 (8.33%) ERP
12 6 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
12 6 (8.33%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (9.72%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.17%) MTS
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) Node.js
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
3 3 (4.17%) MS Project
4 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Agresso
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.39%) DataStage
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Selenium
2 5 (6.94%) MSI
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.17%) Ranorex
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.17%) Toad
3 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.78%) Bower
4 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.78%) Grunt
5 1 (1.39%) Sahi
5 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Tester
5 5 (6.94%) UI Developer
5 5 (6.94%) UI Programmer
6 4 (5.56%) QA Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) QA Leader
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Tester
8 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.78%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) CSS
3 5 (6.94%) Ajax
3 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.94%) JSON
3 5 (6.94%) REST
3 5 (6.94%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.94%) LESS
4 3 (4.17%) COM
4 3 (4.17%) Sass
4 3 (4.17%) CSS3
5 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.78%) Spring
5 2 (2.78%) Java SE
5 2 (2.78%) Java EE
5 2 (2.78%) J2EE
5 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.39%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.94%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.39%) PMI
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Vista
2 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.17%) Android
3 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) CentOS
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.78%) UNIX
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) OO
3 12 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.89%) Project Management
4 10 (13.89%) Quality Management
5 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.72%) OOP
6 7 (9.72%) Scrum
6 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.72%) Coaching
7 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.33%) ERP
8 5 (6.94%) OOD
8 5 (6.94%) Validation
8 5 (6.94%) Change Control
8 5 (6.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) Java
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) C#
4 8 (11.11%) VB
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.17%) VB6
8 2 (2.78%) Groovy
8 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) VBScript
9 1 (1.39%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.78%) PMP
4 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) APMP
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Firmware
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Adobe
4 4 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Telerik
6 1 (1.39%) Tableau
6 1 (1.39%) Dell
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