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 3 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.26% 3.54% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 44.44% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 3
Median daily rate £395 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
16 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.21% 7.96% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 24
Median daily rate £413 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £54.50 £14.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+271.69% -8.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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
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 3 May 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 -6 1 £395 -21.00% 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kronos
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Haskell
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) JDA
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Java

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Clojure
1 1 (12.50%) Haskell
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) JDA
1 1 (12.50%) Kronos
1 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie