The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northamptonshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 12 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.37% 1.11% 5.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 23.08% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.50% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £320 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.37% -20.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
32 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.99% 4.81% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 28
Average daily rate £425 £344 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -18.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £168 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £508 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 £12.61 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
QA
East Midlands

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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

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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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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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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 +2 6 £600 +118.18% 2
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) Retail
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (11.76%) ATDD
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Logistics
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) SAS
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Base SAS
1 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Change Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Manager
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) Sass
2 1 (5.88%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) ATDD
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Tableau
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe
1 1 (5.88%) Teradata