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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 19 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.55% 0.65% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 - £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
13 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.08% 5.88% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
Median daily rate £450 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £415 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Record to Report
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) PMI
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery

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 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Financial Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Record to Report
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP