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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 43 56 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.83% 2.39% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.50% 34.57% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.53 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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
141 162 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.98% 6.91% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 71 37
Average daily rate £350 £373 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £207 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.21 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -18 10 £378 +7.70% 15
Coventry +4 7 £350 -9.67% 4
Shropshire +4 6 £324 - 4
Worcestershire - 5 £450 - 1
Warwickshire -4 4 £500 +81.81% 4
Solihull - 4 £375 - 2
Staffordshire -2 3 £373 +99.19% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (23.66%) Windows
2 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.35%) Project Management
5 17 (18.28%) Finance
6 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
6 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.75%) SQL
8 9 (9.68%) .NET
8 9 (9.68%) Linux
8 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
8 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Selenium
9 8 (8.60%) Degree
9 8 (8.60%) MS Office
9 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.60%) HP
9 8 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (7.53%) SIEM
10 7 (7.53%) Analytics
10 7 (7.53%) Cyber Security
10 7 (7.53%) Protective Monitoring
10 7 (7.53%) Coaching
10 7 (7.53%) SDLC
10 7 (7.53%) SAS
10 7 (7.53%) C#
10 7 (7.53%) Java
10 7 (7.53%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (7.53%) SAS
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (2.15%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.15%) Node.js
5 1 (1.08%) Lync
5 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.08%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.23%) LAN
2 3 (3.23%) WAN
3 2 (2.15%) VPN
3 2 (2.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.08%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) DB2
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Selenium
2 5 (5.38%) MSI
2 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.23%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.15%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.08%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.08%) Flyway
5 1 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) Juju
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
2 3 (3.23%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Electronics
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Analyst
2 10 (10.75%) Developer
3 8 (8.60%) Tester
4 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.53%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) QA Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Architect
8 3 (3.23%) Junior
8 3 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Report Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Applications Packager
8 3 (3.23%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.38%) XML
3 4 (4.30%) Middleware
3 4 (4.30%) CSS
3 4 (4.30%) HTML
4 3 (3.23%) Play Framework
4 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.23%) JSON
4 3 (3.23%) Software Packaging
4 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.08%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
6 1 (1.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.15%) Telematics
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) CMDB
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) AS400
5 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.66%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.08%) UNIX
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.08%) zOS
8 1 (1.08%) Android
8 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.35%) Project Management
3 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
4 9 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (7.53%) SIEM
6 7 (7.53%) Analytics
6 7 (7.53%) Cyber Security
6 7 (7.53%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (7.53%) Coaching
6 7 (7.53%) SDLC
6 7 (7.53%) Migration
6 7 (7.53%) Scrum
6 7 (7.53%) ITIL
7 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.45%) SOA
7 6 (6.45%) SEO
7 6 (6.45%) Automated Testing
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.53%) C#
3 7 (7.53%) Java
4 3 (3.23%) C
4 3 (3.23%) Scala
5 2 (2.15%) LotusScript
6 1 (1.08%) Lingo
6 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.60%) Degree
3 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.45%) ISEB
5 4 (4.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Certification
7 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) P3O
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.15%) MetaFrame
3 2 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) vCloud
4 1 (1.08%) Docker
4 1 (1.08%) LXC
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.08%) OpenView
4 1 (1.08%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.08%) Puppet
4 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) HP
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) LogRhythm
4 5 (5.38%) SAP
4 5 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.23%) Teradata
5 3 (3.23%) Aprimo
6 2 (2.15%) AppSense
6 2 (2.15%) MKS
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Lotus
7 1 (1.08%) Baan
7 1 (1.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.08%) hybris
7 1 (1.08%) Tableau
7 1 (1.08%) Demandware
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