The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 15 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.92% 1.77% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 40.00% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
31 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.09% 4.42% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 13
Average daily rate £475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +8 12 £500 - 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 12 (54.55%) Workflow
2 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
3 9 (40.91%) Change Management
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) Open Source
4 8 (36.36%) Puppet
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (36.36%) DevOps
5 5 (22.73%) User Experience
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) CSS
5 5 (22.73%) Photoshop
5 5 (22.73%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) Adobe
5 5 (22.73%) REST
5 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
5 5 (22.73%) LESS
5 5 (22.73%) JSON
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
5 5 (22.73%) Ajax
6 4 (18.18%) Selenium
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Cucumber

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) Grunt
3 3 (13.64%) Bower
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) UI Programmer
3 4 (18.18%) UI Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) REST
1 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
1 5 (22.73%) LESS
1 5 (22.73%) JSON
1 5 (22.73%) Ajax
2 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (13.64%) Marionette.js
2 3 (13.64%) Browserify
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Workflow
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
2 9 (40.91%) Change Management
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
8 1 (4.55%) ETL
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.55%) PMP
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Puppet
1 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Informatica
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle