The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 49 63 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 2.58% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 35.39% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 29
Average daily rate
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£330 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £459 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £28.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 - £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+11.71% +19.62%
QA
England

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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
161 178 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.09% 7.28% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 66 62
Average daily rate £335 £381 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.13% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £22.43 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +35.48%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

QA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 May 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
Birmingham -17 11 £400 +1.58% 9
Warwickshire +4 10 £350 -12.50% 6
Coventry -4 7 £325 - 2
Shropshire -3 5 £324 - 3
Staffordshire - 5 £250 - 4
Worcestershire - 3 £450 - 3
Solihull +5 2 £250 +11.48% 1
Dudley - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (25.00%) Finance
2 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.00%) Windows
4 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (18.00%) Project Management
5 14 (14.00%) Test Scripting
6 13 (13.00%) SQL
6 13 (13.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (11.00%) HP
8 10 (10.00%) Oracle
8 10 (10.00%) Scrum
8 10 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (9.00%) Java
9 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (9.00%) MS Office
9 9 (9.00%) ITIL
9 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (9.00%) ISEB
9 9 (9.00%) SOA
9 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Incident Management
10 8 (8.00%) Selenium
10 8 (8.00%) .NET
10 8 (8.00%) Linux
10 8 (8.00%) C#
10 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.00%) Middleware
10 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (7.00%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (6.00%) SAS
2 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.00%) Lync
5 1 (1.00%) Node.js
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Office
1 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) WAN
1 3 (3.00%) LAN
1 3 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.00%) SMS
2 2 (2.00%) FTP
2 2 (2.00%) VPN
2 2 (2.00%) DNS
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (1.00%) SSL
3 1 (1.00%) SAN
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) DB2
1 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) MS Access
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.00%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Selenium
2 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.00%) ClearCase
5 4 (4.00%) Subversion
5 4 (4.00%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (4.00%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.00%) MSI
7 2 (2.00%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.00%) Hudson
8 1 (1.00%) Juju
8 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.00%) Ant
8 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 25 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Marketing
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.00%) Automotive
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (30.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.00%) Developer
3 8 (8.00%) Tester
4 7 (7.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Campaign Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) QA Manager
7 4 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
1 8 (8.00%) Middleware
2 7 (7.00%) XML
3 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.00%) jQuery
4 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.00%) JSON
5 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (4.00%) HTML
5 4 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.00%) Play Framework
6 3 (3.00%) CSS
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.00%) WebCenter
7 2 (2.00%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.00%) Spring Batch
8 1 (1.00%) WSDL
8 1 (1.00%) SOAP
8 1 (1.00%) Web Services
8 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Telematics
5 2 (2.00%) DataPower
5 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) CMDB
6 1 (1.00%) Open Source
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (4.00%) Windows NT
3 4 (4.00%) UNIX
3 4 (4.00%) HPUX
3 4 (4.00%) zOS
3 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.00%) Project Management
3 14 (14.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (13.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (10.00%) Scrum
5 10 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (9.00%) ITIL
6 9 (9.00%) SOA
6 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.00%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.00%) MVC
8 7 (7.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.00%) Time Management
9 6 (6.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.00%) Change Control
10 5 (5.00%) Coaching
10 5 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) Java
2 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.00%) C#
4 4 (4.00%) Scala
5 2 (2.00%) VBA
5 2 (2.00%) LotusScript
6 1 (1.00%) Lingo
6 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) ISEB
2 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.00%) CISSP
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) P3O
2 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) COBIT
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) XenApp
3 2 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.00%) vCloud
4 1 (1.00%) Docker
4 1 (1.00%) LXC
4 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.00%) Puppet
4 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) HP
3 10 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (5.00%) Aprimo
4 5 (5.00%) Teradata
5 4 (4.00%) SAP
5 4 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (3.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.00%) Infor
7 2 (2.00%) Lotus
7 2 (2.00%) Sun
7 2 (2.00%) Citrix
7 2 (2.00%) AppSense
7 2 (2.00%) MKS
8 1 (1.00%) Tableau
8 1 (1.00%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (1.00%) Qualys
8 1 (1.00%) Google
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