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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 25 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.85% 3.20% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 33.33% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Median daily rate £150 £265 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% -22.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £250 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
21 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.54% 9.61% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 14
Median daily rate £325 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £180 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.37% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Kegworth - 3 £150 -
Leicester +3 2 £425 +34.92% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (25.00%) SDET
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Java

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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Q-Pulse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft