The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.23% 2.83% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 50.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£398 £245 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.24% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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 Middlesex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.68% 5.65% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate £550 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £214 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £487 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) QMS
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
3 3 (21.43%) CMMI
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Electronics
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) Handset
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) OS/2
4 2 (14.29%) SAP HR
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) Symbian
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Document Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile App

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HSPA
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
1 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
1 1 (7.14%) GPRS
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) IPv6
1 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
1 1 (7.14%) UMTS
1 1 (7.14%) 802.15
1 1 (7.14%) DVB
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Senior QA Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Quality Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Auditor
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) Handset
1 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Physics
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Interactive TV
2 1 (7.14%) IPTV
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) OS/2
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) QMS
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
2 3 (21.43%) CMMI
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
4 1 (7.14%) Product Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CRISC
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) GMP
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Symbian
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Perforce