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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.51% 1.39% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 27.27% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£525 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.10% 5.09% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Average daily rate £500 £484 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% +16.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £478 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

QA
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

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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 29 December 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 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (16.67%) Perforce
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) V-Model
2 1 (16.67%) HSPA
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Interactive TV
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) IPTV

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) GPRS
1 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (16.67%) UMTS
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) IPv6
1 1 (16.67%) 802.15
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
1 1 (16.67%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
1 1 (16.67%) Interactive TV
1 1 (16.67%) IPTV
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
1 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) QMS
2 1 (16.67%) V-Model
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Symbian
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Perforce