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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.34% 1.67% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 27.27% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £550 £315 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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
10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.71% 6.11% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate £550 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -14.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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

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 14 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) FCoE
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FCoE
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Support
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat