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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.80% 0.75% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.58% 14.29% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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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
19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 12.03% 5.26% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 7
Average daily rate £438 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £310 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Access
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Siebel
4 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Code Coverage
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Siebel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft