The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 18 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.56% 1.21% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 16.67% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £300 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £215 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
QA
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.15% 7.28% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 20
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £471 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.75 - £8.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +23.75%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +4 8 £450 +50.00%
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (55.00%) Resource Management
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 4 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 2 (10.00%) IaaS
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) GIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 10 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) PMO Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Technology Risk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Office Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
2 4 (20.00%) IT Audit
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) User Stories
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle