The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.12% 1.77% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 10.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £513 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
QA
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.09% 17.73% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 12
Median daily rate £469 £438 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +84.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £70 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £8.77 £47.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.54% +352.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Leicester -1 3 - - 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SAP
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) ERP
5 2 (33.33%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Line Management
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (33.33%) SAP HANA
5 2 (33.33%) V-Model

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (33.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Report Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Developer
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
2 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) SAP