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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 58 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.53% 2.22% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.56% 36.26% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £334 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -19.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £260 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
143 91 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.69% 6.13% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 47 39
Average daily rate £390 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 2
Average hourly rate £16.83 £14.25 £37.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -62.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +12 32 £370 -6.62% 13
Northamptonshire +10 15 £500 +25.00% 5
Lincolnshire - 4 £353 - 1
Derbyshire -5 2 £308 -3.90% 4
Leicestershire -6 2 £320 +0.39%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) Finance
3 23 (25.00%) Java
4 16 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 15 (16.30%) C#
6 14 (15.22%) Quality Management
6 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (14.13%) Scrum
7 13 (14.13%) Project Management
8 12 (13.04%) OO
8 12 (13.04%) Workflow
8 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
9 11 (11.96%) Retail
10 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.87%) BDD
10 10 (10.87%) Selenium
10 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
10 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.78%) Open Source
11 9 (9.78%) Coaching
11 9 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.78%) Change Management
11 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.70%) TDD
12 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.70%) DevOps
12 8 (8.70%) Puppet

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Node.js
3 1 (1.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) DB2
3 1 (1.09%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.87%) Selenium
2 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.43%) Ranorex
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
4 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.26%) Bower
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (3.26%) Grunt
5 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.26%) Toad
5 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.17%) JUnit
6 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.17%) Spock
7 1 (1.09%) Xcode
7 1 (1.09%) MSI
7 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Automotive
4 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Developer
2 18 (19.57%) Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) Consultant
4 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Quality Manager
5 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 6 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) QA Consultant
7 4 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.35%) UI Programmer
7 4 (4.35%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.26%) Information Systems Manager
8 3 (3.26%) QA Leader
8 3 (3.26%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
1 6 (6.52%) Ajax
1 6 (6.52%) REST
2 5 (5.43%) Backbone.js
2 5 (5.43%) LESS
2 5 (5.43%) JSON
2 5 (5.43%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) CSS
3 4 (4.35%) J2EE
3 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.26%) Browserify
4 3 (3.26%) Marionette.js
4 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.26%) Java SE
4 3 (3.26%) Java EE
4 3 (3.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.26%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.26%) SOAP
5 2 (2.17%) WSDL
5 2 (2.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Open Source
2 6 (6.52%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Social Media
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.09%) Tandem
5 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) UNIX
1 4 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) CentOS
2 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.09%) Android
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.09%) AIX
3 1 (1.09%) Solaris
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 14 (15.22%) Quality Management
3 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (14.13%) Scrum
4 13 (14.13%) Project Management
5 12 (13.04%) OO
5 12 (13.04%) Workflow
6 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.87%) BDD
6 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.78%) Coaching
7 9 (9.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (9.78%) Change Management
7 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.70%) TDD
8 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) Java
2 15 (16.30%) C#
3 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.35%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) Ruby
5 3 (3.26%) PHP
6 2 (2.17%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB
3 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.09%) PMP
3 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) P3O
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Puppet
1 8 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.17%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Adobe
3 4 (4.35%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.17%) CA
5 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.09%) Brocade
6 1 (1.09%) Telerik
6 1 (1.09%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) NetApp
6 1 (1.09%) EMC
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