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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.89% 2.92% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 44.44% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£413 £398 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -20.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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
30 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 8.67% 6.57% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
Average daily rate £305 £470 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.10% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £340 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015. 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
Warwick +1 2 - - 3
Rugby - - - - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Telematics
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Electronics
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Automotive
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) BPEL
4 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (14.29%) WebCenter
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.14%) VCP4
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 3 (21.43%) Electronics
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Document Controller
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Domino Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) WebCenter
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Telematics
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) BPEL
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Document Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) VCP4
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus