The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Midlands
Rank 19 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.42% 0.61% 2.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 5.88% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
9 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.26% 10.37% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Median daily rate £500 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £680 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) DataStage
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) E-business
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) ChangeMan

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (25.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DataStage
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ChangeMan
1 1 (25.00%) Protractor
1 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Architect
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) C# Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Report Writer
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blog
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) E-business
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO