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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.55% 0.97% 5.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.69% 20.00% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
QA
England

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
13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 4.83% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Median daily rate £600 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £495 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 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 Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) MS Project
2 5 (45.45%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) PMP
2 5 (45.45%) PMI Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PowerPivot
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) MS Access
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management

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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 (9.09%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (18.18%) MS Access
3 2 (18.18%) PowerPivot
4 1 (9.09%) SAP BI
4 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
4 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Project Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Excel Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Report Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) VBA Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Objects Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Lead
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) Economics
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) PMI Certification
1 5 (45.45%) PMP
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Kronos
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP