The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 10 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Contract jobs citing QA 15 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.65% 8.89% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 78.95% 84.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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 Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.69% 10.56% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
Average daily rate £530 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Midlands region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Midlands region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (45.45%) SAP
2 8 (36.36%) JDBC
2 8 (36.36%) JSP
2 8 (36.36%) Servlets
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
2 8 (36.36%) Struts
2 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) XSLT
2 8 (36.36%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) J2EE
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 8 (36.36%) JBoss
2 8 (36.36%) Apache
2 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 8 (36.36%) JMS
2 8 (36.36%) B2C
2 8 (36.36%) Internet
2 8 (36.36%) JMX
2 8 (36.36%) ATG
2 8 (36.36%) CMS
2 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
2 8 (36.36%) Content Management
2 8 (36.36%) Endeca
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 8 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Spring
2 8 (36.36%) Software Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
1 8 (36.36%) Apache
1 8 (36.36%) CMS
1 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP HR
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (18.18%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 4 (18.18%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Management Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP HR Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAP HCM Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) JDBC
1 8 (36.36%) JSP
1 8 (36.36%) Servlets
1 8 (36.36%) SOAP
1 8 (36.36%) Struts
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
1 8 (36.36%) XML
1 8 (36.36%) XSLT
1 8 (36.36%) J2EE
1 8 (36.36%) JMS
1 8 (36.36%) JMX
1 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
1 8 (36.36%) Spring
2 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 8 (36.36%) B2C
1 8 (36.36%) Content Management
1 8 (36.36%) Load Testing
1 8 (36.36%) Software Architecture
1 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (4.55%) Line Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.55%) Document Management
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CIPFA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) SAP
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) JBoss
2 8 (36.36%) ATG
2 8 (36.36%) Endeca
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Perforce