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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 31 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 18 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.04% 2.88% 7.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.25% 64.29% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
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£370 £500 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £420 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £520 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
32 14 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.96% 4.49% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 16
Average daily rate £446 £525 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% +47.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £950 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.05 £12.61 £10.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.89 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £15.32 £12.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 +11 14 £370 -7.50% 1
Brackley - - - -
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Project Management
4 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (24.00%) CSS
6 5 (20.00%) Logistics
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (20.00%) User Experience
7 4 (16.00%) Line Management
7 4 (16.00%) Coaching
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (16.00%) Sass
7 4 (16.00%) LESS
7 4 (16.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) CSS3
7 4 (16.00%) Backbone.js
7 4 (16.00%) JSON
7 4 (16.00%) Ajax
7 4 (16.00%) CMS
7 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
7 4 (16.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) Adobe
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (16.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 5 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
1 5 (20.00%) UAT Manager
2 4 (16.00%) UI Programmer
2 4 (16.00%) UI Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Change Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) Ajax
2 4 (16.00%) JSON
2 4 (16.00%) REST
2 4 (16.00%) CSS3
2 4 (16.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (16.00%) Sass
2 4 (16.00%) LESS
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Logistics
4 5 (20.00%) Test Management
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (16.00%) Line Management
5 4 (16.00%) OO
5 4 (16.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Management
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.00%) V-Model
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata
2 1 (4.00%) Tableau