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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 50 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 2.58% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.67% 36.31% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 21
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£375 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.44 - £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
163 157 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.19% 7.10% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 57 46
Average daily rate £375 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £235 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 22
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% +2.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £18.05 £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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
Birmingham -19 14 £375 - 11
Warwickshire +2 11 £413 +3.77% 5
Coventry -1 7 £325 -17.72% 2
Shropshire - 4 £538 -
Staffordshire +1 3 £320 +25.49% 11
Worcestershire - 3 £450 - 8
Walsall - 1 £310 - 4
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
3 13 (14.44%) Project Management
3 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.22%) Windows
4 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (11.11%) Java
5 10 (11.11%) SQL
5 10 (11.11%) Middleware
6 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.00%) Oracle
6 9 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
7 8 (8.89%) ITIL
7 8 (8.89%) Scrum
8 7 (7.78%) Migration
8 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.78%) SOA
8 7 (7.78%) HP
8 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.67%) Marketing
9 6 (6.67%) Selenium
9 6 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 6 (6.67%) Time Management
9 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.67%) Data Entry
9 6 (6.67%) ISEB
9 6 (6.67%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) SAS
3 2 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
3 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) SMS
1 3 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.22%) Network Security
2 2 (2.22%) FTP
2 2 (2.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.11%) RTP
3 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) DB2
1 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Selenium
1 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.56%) Subversion
3 4 (4.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (4.44%) ClearCase
3 4 (4.44%) IntelliJ
3 4 (4.44%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.11%) Hudson
4 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.11%) Maven
4 1 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Marketing
3 5 (5.56%) Automotive
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Electronics
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Analyst
2 13 (14.44%) Developer
3 7 (7.78%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) Tester
5 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 5 (5.56%) QA Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Quality Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Campaign Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Excel Specialist
7 3 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) Middleware
2 6 (6.67%) XML
3 5 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.44%) Play Framework
4 4 (4.44%) JSON
4 4 (4.44%) jQuery
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) .NET
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.33%) CSS
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.22%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.22%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (1.11%) Spring
7 1 (1.11%) HTML5
7 1 (1.11%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Telematics
2 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) DataPower
4 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) PMI
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) UNIX
4 4 (4.44%) Windows NT
4 4 (4.44%) HPUX
4 4 (4.44%) zOS
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.44%) Project Management
2 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
3 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.89%) ITIL
5 8 (8.89%) Scrum
6 7 (7.78%) Migration
6 7 (7.78%) SOA
6 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.78%) Performance Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Time Management
7 6 (6.67%) Data Entry
7 6 (6.67%) MVC
7 6 (6.67%) Change Control
8 5 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.56%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) Java
1 10 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.56%) VBA
3 5 (5.56%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) Scala
5 2 (2.22%) LotusScript
5 2 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.11%) XPath
6 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) ISEB
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) IBM Certification
3 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.44%) Degree
4 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) COBIT
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) HP
3 5 (5.56%) IBM
3 5 (5.56%) Teradata
4 4 (4.44%) Aprimo
4 4 (4.44%) SAP
5 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.22%) Lotus
6 2 (2.22%) Qualys
6 2 (2.22%) Infor
6 2 (2.22%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.11%) Avaya
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe
7 1 (1.11%) Perforce
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago