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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 3 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.07% 0.85% 5.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.68% 10.34% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
Median daily rate £250 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £363 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
31 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.07% 8.22% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 24
Median daily rate £275 £355 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% +13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £16.05 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.98% +25.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 2 May 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
Market Harborough - 2 £231 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 5 (45.45%) ERP
2 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
2 5 (45.45%) Information Governance
2 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) NHS
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) MS Project
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System

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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Governance Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Information Governance Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Information Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) NHS Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) NHS
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
1 5 (45.45%) ERP
1 5 (45.45%) Information Governance
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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