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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 33 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.58% 2.24% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 31.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £204 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.31% -3.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -16.29%

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
16 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.87% 7.09% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Median daily rate £338 £280 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% +35.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £330 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Leicester +7 3 £341 +5.81% 2
Kegworth - 2 £145 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
4 1 (12.50%) API Integration
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) SDET
4 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Build Automation

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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) API Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Management
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
3 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft