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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.60% 1.24% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 12.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £405 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
QA
South East

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
14 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.33% 9.94% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 15
Median daily rate £390 £405 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £377 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 2016, 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) FCoE
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) KVM
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FCoE
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat