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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.53% 4.44% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 57.14% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £355 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
6 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.58% 7.78% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £475 £500 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £292 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 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 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) E-business
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Economics
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Protractor
1 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) PMO Lead
1 1 (33.33%) PMO Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Report Writer
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Economics
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) E-business
1 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP