The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 22 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.52% 0.72% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 8.33% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £550 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +144.44%
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 £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.58% 8.63% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £450 £550 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +95.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £460 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Qt
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) VC++
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) PMI

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ GUI Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (25.00%) GUI Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Developer
1 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Financial Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Visual C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP