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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 47 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.10% 3.00% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.87% 31.58% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 22
Median daily rate £413 £353 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £285 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
143 152 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.43% 9.50% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 89 64
Median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £598 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.66 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.40% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £12.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £16.83 £20.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 June 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 June 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 -5 18 £388 +10.71% 12
Northamptonshire +6 15 £425 -15.00% 1
Derbyshire +5 3 £363 +11.53% 1
Leicestershire +2 3 £338 -2.87% 4
Lincolnshire +2 1 £425 +20.56% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.35%) SQL
3 17 (17.35%) SDLC
4 16 (16.33%) Waterfall
5 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
5 15 (15.31%) Resource Management
5 15 (15.31%) SAP
5 15 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (15.31%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.24%) Oracle
7 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.20%) HP
8 10 (10.20%) Mainframe
8 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
8 10 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (9.18%) Programme Management
10 8 (8.16%) Change Management
10 8 (8.16%) ISEB
10 8 (8.16%) Project Management
10 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
10 8 (8.16%) Degree
10 8 (8.16%) Retail
10 8 (8.16%) Coaching
11 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.14%) Web Services
11 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.14%) ERP
11 7 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 7 (7.14%) Migration

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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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.08%) MS Project
3 2 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
1 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) LDAP
2 2 (2.04%) SSL
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) DataStage
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.08%) PowerPivot
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.04%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.02%) DB2
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) Selenium
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.02%) JUnit
5 1 (1.02%) Mockito
5 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.02%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Marketing
4 4 (4.08%) Electronics
4 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Analyst
2 15 (15.31%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.27%) Developer
3 13 (13.27%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) PMO Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 9 (9.18%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Software Project Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Applications Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Applications Project Manager
7 5 (5.10%) DataStage Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Digital Project Manager
7 5 (5.10%) QA Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Application Development Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Application Development Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Applications Development Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) IT Development Manager
8 4 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) Web Services
2 6 (6.12%) SOAP
3 5 (5.10%) XML
4 3 (3.06%) JDBC
4 3 (3.06%) JNDI
4 3 (3.06%) JSP
4 3 (3.06%) WSDL
5 2 (2.04%) XSD
5 2 (2.04%) XSL
6 1 (1.02%) CSS
6 1 (1.02%) CSS3
6 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.02%) HTML
6 1 (1.02%) HTML5
6 1 (1.02%) JavaFX
6 1 (1.02%) JPA
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.08%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.06%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.02%) EPoS
5 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.35%) SDLC
3 16 (16.33%) Waterfall
4 15 (15.31%) Mentoring
4 15 (15.31%) Resource Management
4 15 (15.31%) Software Testing
4 15 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
7 9 (9.18%) Programme Management
8 8 (8.16%) Change Management
8 8 (8.16%) Coaching
8 8 (8.16%) Project Management
9 7 (7.14%) ERP
9 7 (7.14%) Migration
9 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.35%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) C#
2 4 (4.08%) Java
3 3 (3.06%) C
3 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.04%) C++
4 2 (2.04%) Groovy
5 1 (1.02%) JCL
5 1 (1.02%) Pascal
5 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
1 8 (8.16%) ISEB
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PMP
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) SAP
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 10 (10.20%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) Kronos
5 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.08%) Tableau
6 3 (3.06%) CA
6 3 (3.06%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.04%) IBM
7 2 (2.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.02%) Citrix
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat