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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 50 57 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.13% 3.50% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.46% 35.85% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 26
Median daily rate £425 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £333 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
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
141 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.83% 9.77% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 75 65
Median daily rate £425 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Median hourly rate £8.91 £12.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £11.21 £8.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £47.50 £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 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
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 25 August 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 -19 23 £413 +3.12% 11
Northamptonshire +8 15 £425 +13.33% 1
Derbyshire -13 5 £375 -7.97% 4
Leicestershire +5 4 £338 -28.94% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 26 (29.89%) Finance
2 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.99%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) Oracle
4 15 (17.24%) SDLC
5 14 (16.09%) SAP
6 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (12.64%) Resource Management
7 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.34%) Programme Management
9 9 (10.34%) Project Management
9 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
10 8 (9.20%) SOAP
10 8 (9.20%) ISEB
10 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Time Management
11 7 (8.05%) Data Quality
11 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.05%) XML
12 6 (6.90%) ITIL
12 6 (6.90%) Web Services
12 6 (6.90%) Windows
12 6 (6.90%) Java
12 6 (6.90%) HP
12 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
12 6 (6.90%) ERP
12 6 (6.90%) Manufacturing

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 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.45%) MS Project
2 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) LDAP
1 2 (2.30%) SSL
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.60%) PowerPivot
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.30%) DataStage
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.30%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) GIS
6 1 (1.15%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Selenium
1 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.45%) Ranorex
4 2 (2.30%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.30%) JIRA
4 2 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) Appium
5 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) JUnit
5 1 (1.15%) Mockito
5 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.15%) MSI
5 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 26 (29.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.75%) Marketing
4 4 (4.60%) Electronics
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Retail
6 2 (2.30%) Publishing
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) PMO Manager
2 11 (12.64%) Test Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.20%) QA Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.75%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Software Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Applications Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Applications Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Report Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Report Writer
8 3 (3.45%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) SOAP
2 7 (8.05%) XML
3 6 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) JDBC
4 3 (3.45%) JNDI
4 3 (3.45%) JSP
4 3 (3.45%) RESTful
4 3 (3.45%) WSDL
5 2 (2.30%) J2EE
5 2 (2.30%) JSON
5 2 (2.30%) OAuth
5 2 (2.30%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.30%) Spring
5 2 (2.30%) XSD
5 2 (2.30%) XSL
6 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.15%) JavaFX
6 1 (1.15%) JPA
6 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.75%) Mainframe
1 5 (5.75%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.45%) Fintech
2 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.15%) EPoS
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.24%) SDLC
3 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.64%) Resource Management
4 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
5 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.34%) Programme Management
6 9 (10.34%) Project Management
7 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Time Management
9 6 (6.90%) Change Management
9 6 (6.90%) ERP
9 6 (6.90%) ITIL
9 6 (6.90%) Migration
9 6 (6.90%) Project Planning
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum
9 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) Java
3 4 (4.60%) C#
4 3 (3.45%) C
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) Groovy
5 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) JCL
6 1 (1.15%) Pascal
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) ISEB
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Oracle
2 14 (16.09%) SAP
3 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.90%) HP
5 4 (4.60%) CA
5 4 (4.60%) Tableau
5 4 (4.60%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) Apigee
7 2 (2.30%) VMware
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat