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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 46 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.78% 2.84% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.10% 39.47% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 11
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£367 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.94% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £404 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +577.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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
102 114 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.16% 7.19% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 29
Average daily rate £375 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £75 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% +47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.63 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 15 £370 +5.71% 2
Northamptonshire 0 13 £370 +7.24% 4
Derbyshire +2 9 £350 +25.00%
Lincolnshire +10 2 £400 +14.28%
Leicestershire +2 1 £375 +10.70% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 25 (26.04%) Finance
3 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.83%) Java
5 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
6 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 14 (14.58%) OO
8 13 (13.54%) Windows
8 13 (13.54%) Test Management
8 13 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 12 (12.50%) MS Office
9 12 (12.50%) C#
9 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 12 (12.50%) HP
9 12 (12.50%) Project Management
10 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.46%) SAP
11 10 (10.42%) VB
11 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
11 10 (10.42%) Migration
11 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
11 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
12 9 (9.38%) Line Management
12 9 (9.38%) Banking
12 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
12 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
12 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (9.38%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) CMS
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.21%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.04%) Stata
5 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
1 1 (1.04%) DNS
1 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.04%) DMZ
1 1 (1.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.04%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.04%) DB2
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 8 (8.33%) Selenium
3 7 (7.29%) JIRA
4 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.17%) MSI
6 3 (3.13%) JBehave
6 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.13%) Ranorex
6 3 (3.13%) JUnit
6 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.04%) Sahi
General
1 25 (26.04%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (20.83%) Analyst
2 16 (16.67%) Developer
3 12 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Tester
5 8 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 5 (5.21%) UAT Manager
6 5 (5.21%) UI Programmer
6 5 (5.21%) UAT Test Manager
6 5 (5.21%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Designer
7 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.13%) Incident Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Performance Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Data Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) CSS
2 7 (7.29%) .NET
3 6 (6.25%) JSON
3 6 (6.25%) REST
4 5 (5.21%) CSS3
4 5 (5.21%) Backbone.js
4 5 (5.21%) Sass
4 5 (5.21%) LESS
4 5 (5.21%) Ajax
5 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.13%) HTML
5 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 1 (1.04%) J2EE
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) Java SE
6 1 (1.04%) Java EE
6 1 (1.04%) Web Services
6 1 (1.04%) XML
6 1 (1.04%) XSD
6 1 (1.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.25%) User Experience
4 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.04%) PMI
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Economics
7 1 (1.04%) Statistics
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.04%) Open Source
7 1 (1.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) UNIX
3 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.21%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.13%) Android
5 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.08%) AIX
6 2 (2.08%) Linux
7 1 (1.04%) CentOS
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
3 14 (14.58%) OO
4 13 (13.54%) Test Management
5 12 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.50%) Project Management
6 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.42%) Migration
7 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Line Management
9 8 (8.33%) Coaching
9 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.29%) TDD
10 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (7.29%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.25%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.21%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 20 (20.83%) Java
3 12 (12.50%) C#
4 10 (10.42%) VB
5 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.25%) PHP
7 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.17%) Ruby
8 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.04%) VBScript
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) C
9 1 (1.04%) Groovy
9 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.04%) VBA
9 1 (1.04%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) ISEB
4 3 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.04%) MCP
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PMP
6 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.04%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) CDISC
1 1 (1.04%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
1 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) HP
3 11 (11.46%) SAP
4 8 (8.33%) Oracle
5 6 (6.25%) IBM
6 5 (5.21%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) Tableau
7 2 (2.08%) Dell
7 2 (2.08%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.04%) Teradata
8 1 (1.04%) Intel
8 1 (1.04%) Talend
8 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.04%) Software AG
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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