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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.66% 1.09% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 11.11% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £338 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
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
24 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.96% 9.78% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 10
Median daily rate £344 £320 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% +21.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £139 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £8.91 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.76% -30.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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 -3 2 - - 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Project Planning
3 4 (57.14%) SAP
3 4 (57.14%) ERP
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) V-Model
5 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 2 (28.57%) SAP HANA
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SAP HANA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Crystal Reports Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Report Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ERP
2 4 (57.14%) Project Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP