The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.91% 5.40% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 43.18% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.72 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.50% -41.81%
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
27 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.23% 12.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 4
Average daily rate £355 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £10.61 £12.75 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -62.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 20 April 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
Leicester +9 1 - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (75.00%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) MS Project
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) AIX
7 1 (12.50%) Solaris
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) EMC
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) NetApp

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (75.00%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Change Control
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Brocade
2 1 (12.50%) 3PAR