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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.48% 3.56% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 34.62% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£462 £398 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.22% +84.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £396 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -58.61%
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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
17 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.42% 10.28% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Average daily rate £462 £550 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £334 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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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

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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

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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 3 September 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Handset
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Ariba
2 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) GPRS
2 2 (33.33%) GSM
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) WAP
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) GxP
3 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SAP SRM
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) GPRS
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) UMTS
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
1 2 (33.33%) LTE
1 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WAP
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GxP
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Ariba
2 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com