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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 45 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 40 63 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.45% 3.58% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.49% 37.50% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 20
Median daily rate £388 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
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
151 168 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.24% 9.55% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 86 75
Median daily rate £400 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £564 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.66 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.40% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £10.88 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £25.00 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 6 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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 +3 29 £388 +1.30% 2
Derbyshire +9 4 £350 +2.94% 5
Leicestershire +4 2 £269 -25.86% 4
Lincolnshire -2 1 £425 +20.56% 1
Northamptonshire -11 1 £395 -21.00% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.48%) SDLC
4 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
4 16 (19.28%) SQL
5 14 (16.87%) Mentoring
6 12 (14.46%) ISEB
6 12 (14.46%) Waterfall
7 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.84%) Retail
8 9 (10.84%) Migration
8 9 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
9 8 (9.64%) Mainframe
10 7 (8.43%) SAP
10 7 (8.43%) Validation
10 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Kronos
10 7 (8.43%) Degree
10 7 (8.43%) Data Quality
11 6 (7.23%) Coaching
11 6 (7.23%) Use Case
11 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
11 6 (7.23%) Java
11 6 (7.23%) HP
11 6 (7.23%) Project Management
12 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.02%) UML
12 5 (6.02%) ERP
12 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio

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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 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.61%) MS Project
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Force.com
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.82%) DataStage
3 4 (4.82%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Selenium
1 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.84%) Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
4 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Governance Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Information Governance Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Information Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Delivery Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Development Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Development Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.82%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Software Delivery Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) REST
2 4 (4.82%) CSS
2 4 (4.82%) HTML
2 4 (4.82%) SOAP
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 3 (3.61%) Ajax
3 3 (3.61%) DHTML
3 3 (3.61%) Visualforce
3 3 (3.61%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) CSS3
4 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.02%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.82%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (4.82%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) EPoS
5 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.48%) SDLC
3 16 (19.28%) Software Testing
4 14 (16.87%) Mentoring
5 12 (14.46%) Waterfall
6 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
7 9 (10.84%) Migration
7 9 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.43%) Validation
10 6 (7.23%) Coaching
10 6 (7.23%) Project Management
10 6 (7.23%) Use Case
11 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Data Protection
11 5 (6.02%) Information Governance
11 5 (6.02%) Test Management
11 5 (6.02%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) C#
3 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) Apex Code
4 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.20%) Clojure
5 1 (1.20%) Haskell
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.20%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) ISEB
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Kronos
1 7 (8.43%) SAP
2 6 (7.23%) HP
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) Tableau
4 3 (3.61%) Informatica
4 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) JDA
6 1 (1.20%) RedPrairie
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