The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.75% 2.24% 5.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 71.43% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£448 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £331 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £381 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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 Peterborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.26% 3.14% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Average daily rate £448 £210 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £13.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Wiki
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) System Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft