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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 52 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.23% 3.33% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.96% 43.86% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 20
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£413 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.50 £89.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -87.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
137 114 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.51% 7.60% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 38
Average daily rate £409 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 17
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -37.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.10 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.78 £56.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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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 4 September 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 4 September 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 37 £400 +23.07% 15
Derbyshire -5 9 £418 +21.01% 4
Northamptonshire -13 7 £450 +21.62% 4
Leicestershire +2 3 £475 +40.74% 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) Finance
3 28 (24.78%) SDLC
4 22 (19.47%) Java
5 21 (18.58%) C#
5 21 (18.58%) Scrum
6 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
7 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.39%) Test Scripting
9 14 (12.39%) SQL
10 13 (11.50%) .NET
10 13 (11.50%) Project Management
10 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
10 13 (11.50%) JIRA
11 12 (10.62%) HTML
11 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
11 12 (10.62%) CSS
12 11 (9.73%) Selenium
12 11 (9.73%) HTML5
12 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
13 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
13 10 (8.85%) HP
13 10 (8.85%) Change Management
14 9 (7.96%) Workflow
14 9 (7.96%) Web Services
14 9 (7.96%) TDD
14 9 (7.96%) Retail
14 9 (7.96%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (5.31%) CMS
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) MTS
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss
4 1 (0.88%) DNN
4 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Office
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Project
3 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Agresso
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Intranet
1 5 (4.42%) Extranet
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.54%) Redis
4 2 (1.77%) DataStage
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) JIRA
2 11 (9.73%) Selenium
2 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.19%) Ranorex
4 5 (4.42%) NeoLoad
4 5 (4.42%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.54%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.77%) JUnit
7 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.77%) TestPartner
7 2 (1.77%) Spock
8 1 (0.88%) Bower
8 1 (0.88%) Grunt
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) Xcode
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (32.74%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Retail
3 6 (5.31%) Marketing
4 4 (3.54%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) Test Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.31%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Quality Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Tester
8 5 (4.42%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Information Systems Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Information Manager
10 3 (2.65%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) Environment Manager
10 3 (2.65%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) CSS
2 12 (10.62%) HTML
3 11 (9.73%) HTML5
4 9 (7.96%) CSS3
4 9 (7.96%) Web Services
5 7 (6.19%) SOAP
5 7 (6.19%) REST
5 7 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.42%) Backbone.js
7 5 (4.42%) jQuery
7 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.54%) Middleware
9 3 (2.65%) Ajax
9 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.65%) JSON
10 2 (1.77%) LESS
10 2 (1.77%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) User Experience
2 5 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (4.42%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
5 1 (0.88%) CCTV
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) UNIX
2 4 (3.54%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Android
4 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.78%) SDLC
3 21 (18.58%) Scrum
4 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
6 14 (12.39%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
7 13 (11.50%) Project Management
8 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.85%) Change Management
9 9 (7.96%) Workflow
9 9 (7.96%) TDD
9 9 (7.96%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (7.08%) BDD
10 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.08%) OO
11 7 (6.19%) Regression Testing
11 7 (6.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) Java
2 21 (18.58%) C#
3 14 (12.39%) SQL
4 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.77%) PHP
5 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.77%) VB
5 2 (1.77%) VB6
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Groovy
6 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) ISEB
2 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) GAMP
2 1 (0.88%) P3O
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Puppet
1 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.54%) Pingdom
4 2 (1.77%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) HP
3 5 (4.42%) New Relic
4 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) IBM
5 2 (1.77%) Adobe
5 2 (1.77%) CA
6 1 (0.88%) Informatica
6 1 (0.88%) NetApp
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) Brocade
6 1 (0.88%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.88%) EMC
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