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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.64% 2.35% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 30.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£405 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +39.11%
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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
15 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.62% 7.84% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate £396 £484 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +76.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £373 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £534 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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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

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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 20 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) HNC
1 2 (50.00%) HND
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (50.00%) CMMI
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) QMS
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Auditor
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (50.00%) CMMI
1 2 (50.00%) QMS
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) HNC
1 2 (50.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001