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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East Midlands
Rank 66 53 66
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 30 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.02% 2.98% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.30% 33.09% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 9
Median daily rate £364 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £518 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.48 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
106 136 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.13% 9.01% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 76 37
Median daily rate £350 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £275 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £10.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +270.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £8.97 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 0 15 £365 +5.79% 7
Leicestershire +5 6 £204 -31.51% 4
Northamptonshire -22 4 £344 -27.63% 2
Derbyshire +1 2 £375 +25.00% 4
Rutland - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 23 (32.39%) SQL
2 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.31%) Finance
4 12 (16.90%) Mainframe
5 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (14.08%) Data Modelling
5 10 (14.08%) Selenium
6 9 (12.68%) User Stories
6 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (12.68%) ETL
6 9 (12.68%) Web Services
6 9 (12.68%) Retail
7 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
7 8 (11.27%) SAP
7 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.27%) Informatica
7 8 (11.27%) SDLC
8 7 (9.86%) Project Management
8 7 (9.86%) Data Management
8 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.86%) RESTful
9 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.45%) JSON
9 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.45%) BDD
9 6 (8.45%) Analytics
9 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
9 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis

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 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Selenium
2 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.63%) JMeter
4 3 (4.23%) Appium
4 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.23%) Ranorex
4 3 (4.23%) Subversion
5 2 (2.82%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 13 (18.31%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Tester
4 7 (9.86%) ETL Developer
4 7 (9.86%) QA Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Informatica Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Development Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Development Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.63%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Software Development Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) Web Services
2 7 (9.86%) RESTful
3 6 (8.45%) JSON
3 6 (8.45%) SOAP
4 4 (5.63%) .NET
5 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.23%) J2EE
6 2 (2.82%) OAuth
6 2 (2.82%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.82%) XML
7 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.41%) CSS
7 1 (1.41%) HTML
7 1 (1.41%) Middleware
7 1 (1.41%) Spring
7 1 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.41%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.41%) WCF
7 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Mainframe
2 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.63%) Fintech
5 2 (2.82%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) FMCG
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Unix
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.08%) Data Modelling
3 9 (12.68%) ETL
3 9 (12.68%) User Stories
4 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
4 8 (11.27%) SDLC
4 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.86%) Data Management
5 7 (9.86%) Project Management
5 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.45%) Analytics
6 6 (8.45%) BDD
6 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
6 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
7 5 (7.04%) Scrum
7 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.23%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Python
7 1 (1.41%) R
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) ISEB
1 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) SDET
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Informatica
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.27%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Apigee
3 2 (2.82%) Google
3 2 (2.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.41%) CA
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago