The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Middlesex region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.91% 2.58% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 46.15% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£484 £215 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.11% -38.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.25% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.13% 5.58% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 12
Average daily rate £350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £212 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £437 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) QMS
3 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (18.75%) CMMI
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) GMP
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (12.50%) Handset
5 2 (12.50%) Symbian
5 2 (12.50%) OS/2
5 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 802.15
1 1 (6.25%) IPv6
1 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
1 1 (6.25%) UMTS
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) GPRS
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) HSPA
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
1 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
1 1 (6.25%) eggPlant
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) DHTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) QMS
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (18.75%) CMMI
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
1 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISA
2 1 (6.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) GMP
3 1 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Symbian
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) HP