The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.82% 2.22% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 37.50% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £465 £285 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% +14.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
QA
West 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 Staffordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.27% 5.93% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £200 £285 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £285 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £468 - 2
Leek - 1 £325 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 - - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) MS Project
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (9.09%) FogBugz
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Appium
5 1 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) FogBugz
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 6 days ago