The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.07% 0.75% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 20.00% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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£468 £451 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +28.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £451 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £451 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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 Warwickshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 5.62% 3.73% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Average daily rate £325 £334 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -25.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £241 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £427 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwick +3 1 - - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 9 (36.00%) SOAP
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) XML
3 7 (28.00%) JMX
3 7 (28.00%) Internet
3 7 (28.00%) ATG
3 7 (28.00%) CMS
3 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
3 7 (28.00%) XSLT
3 7 (28.00%) JBoss
3 7 (28.00%) Apache
3 7 (28.00%) JMS
3 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (28.00%) B2C
3 7 (28.00%) J2EE
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) Struts
3 7 (28.00%) JDBC
3 7 (28.00%) JSP
3 7 (28.00%) Servlets
3 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (28.00%) Content Management
3 7 (28.00%) Spring
3 7 (28.00%) Endeca
3 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (28.00%) Software Architecture

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 7 (28.00%) CMS
1 7 (28.00%) JBoss
1 7 (28.00%) Apache
1 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
1 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (24.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (24.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) SOAP
2 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) XML
3 7 (28.00%) JMX
3 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
3 7 (28.00%) XSLT
3 7 (28.00%) JMS
3 7 (28.00%) J2EE
3 7 (28.00%) Struts
3 7 (28.00%) JDBC
3 7 (28.00%) JSP
3 7 (28.00%) Servlets
3 7 (28.00%) Spring
4 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) Cocoa
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) iPad
1 7 (28.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Telematics
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (28.00%) B2C
2 7 (28.00%) Content Management
2 7 (28.00%) Software Architecture
2 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (28.00%) Load Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) System Testing
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Process Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) ATG
2 7 (28.00%) Endeca
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Google
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