The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Midlands 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 10 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 7 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.12% 8.41% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 90.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -26.60%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.65% 9.35% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 2
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £480 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 July 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 14 (56.00%) SAP
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) SAP Implementation
2 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
3 6 (24.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (24.00%) Billing
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (20.00%) MSI
4 5 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (20.00%) Software Packaging
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) SCCM
5 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Software Architecture
5 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (16.00%) iPad
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.00%) Endeca
5 4 (16.00%) Content Management
5 4 (16.00%) Spring
5 4 (16.00%) JBoss
5 4 (16.00%) Apache

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) CMS
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 6 (24.00%) Billing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) SAP Manager
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Management Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Applications Packager
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Software Packaging
2 4 (16.00%) J2EE
2 4 (16.00%) JDBC
2 4 (16.00%) JSP
2 4 (16.00%) Servlets
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) Struts
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) XSLT
2 4 (16.00%) JMS
2 4 (16.00%) JMX
2 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (16.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
1 7 (28.00%) SAP Implementation
1 7 (28.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Software Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.00%) Content Management
4 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) B2C
5 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CIPFA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) SAP
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) ATG
3 4 (16.00%) Endeca
3 4 (16.00%) JBoss
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle