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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East Midlands
Rank 49 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 52 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.54% 3.26% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.14% 32.70% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 17
Median daily rate £366 £365 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +25.73%

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
148 159 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.09% 9.96% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 54
Median daily rate £375 £416 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +20.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £29.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.28% +168.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.31 £9.11 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +2 27 £366 -19.94% 8
Leicestershire +4 6 £150 -43.39% 3
Derbyshire -5 6 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire -4 5 £400 -21.95%
Lincolnshire - 1 £315 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 26 (31.33%) SQL
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) Mainframe
3 18 (21.69%) Web Services
4 13 (15.66%) Java
4 13 (15.66%) Retail
5 12 (14.46%) User Stories
6 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.25%) Project Management
6 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.25%) Finance
7 10 (12.05%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (12.05%) Data Modelling
7 10 (12.05%) .NET
7 10 (12.05%) Analytics
8 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
8 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
8 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
8 9 (10.84%) SAP
8 9 (10.84%) ETL
8 9 (10.84%) JSON
8 9 (10.84%) Test Scripting
9 8 (9.64%) Selenium
9 8 (9.64%) Time Management
9 8 (9.64%) Informatica
9 8 (9.64%) SOAP
9 8 (9.64%) JMeter
9 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (9.64%) API Testing
10 7 (8.43%) SDLC

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 2 (2.41%) CMS
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.20%) CICS
2 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.20%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) DataStage
5 1 (1.20%) DB2
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.20%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
2 8 (9.64%) JMeter
2 8 (9.64%) Selenium
3 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.61%) Ranorex
4 3 (3.61%) Subversion
5 2 (2.41%) Appium
5 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.41%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.20%) JUnit
6 1 (1.20%) Mockito
6 1 (1.20%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 13 (15.66%) Retail
2 11 (13.25%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.02%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Tester
4 8 (9.64%) QA Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) QA Tester
6 6 (7.23%) ETL Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Informatica Developer
6 6 (7.23%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Manager
8 4 (4.82%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Application Development Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Applications Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) Web Services
2 10 (12.05%) .NET
3 9 (10.84%) JSON
4 8 (9.64%) SOAP
5 4 (4.82%) RESTful
6 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.41%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (2.41%) WCF
6 2 (2.41%) WPF
7 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (1.20%) Node.js
7 1 (1.20%) React
7 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.20%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Mainframe
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.41%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.41%) EPoS
4 2 (2.41%) Fintech
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) FMCG
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.46%) User Stories
3 11 (13.25%) Project Management
3 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.05%) Analytics
4 10 (12.05%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.84%) ETL
5 9 (10.84%) Test Scripting
5 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
6 8 (9.64%) API Testing
6 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (9.64%) Time Management
7 7 (8.43%) Automated Testing
7 7 (8.43%) Data Management
7 7 (8.43%) Functional Testing
7 7 (8.43%) Scrum
7 7 (8.43%) SDLC
7 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) Java
3 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.43%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.61%) C
6 3 (3.61%) C++
7 2 (2.41%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) R
7 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) COBOL
8 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) ISEB
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.41%) SDET
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) HL7
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) SAP
3 8 (9.64%) Informatica
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) Remedy
6 2 (2.41%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.20%) Telerik
7 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
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