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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 14 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.64% 4.26% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 41.18% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 2
Median daily rate £393 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £600 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
40 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.55% 10.33% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 14
Median daily rate £400 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £596 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £9.75 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
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 7 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

QA
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

QA
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 7 December 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 -12 10 £350 -22.22% 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 7 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
2 8 (34.78%) ETL
2 8 (34.78%) Informatica
3 7 (30.43%) Mainframe
3 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 6 (26.09%) Data Management
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
6 3 (13.04%) IT Audit
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) OOP
8 1 (4.35%) OO
8 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
8 1 (4.35%) CRM
8 1 (4.35%) C
8 1 (4.35%) C#
8 1 (4.35%) C++
8 1 (4.35%) MS Office

QA
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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) ETL Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Informatica Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) PMO Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Technology Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ETL
2 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
3 6 (26.09%) Data Management
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) IT Audit
4 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) OOP
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Informatica
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SAP