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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.33% 1.90% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 17.39% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £462 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £444 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £480 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
15 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.98% 10.95% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £370 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £328 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £487 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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
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 27 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 July 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 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) FCoE
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel

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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FCoE
1 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Campaign Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Email Campaign Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Risk Manager
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) LINQ
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Campaign Management
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Segmentation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) VMware