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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 74 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.88% 1.94% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.76% 34.17% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 21
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£275 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.55 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +51.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
196 120 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.62% 5.68% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 61 66
Average daily rate £325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.60 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.50 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 37 £198 -43.57% 11
Warwickshire +8 18 £288 -35.21% 4
Coventry +5 12 £325 - 4
Staffordshire -3 1 £230 +24.32% 7
Worcestershire -10 1 £425 +10.38% 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) SAP
3 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.70%) Project Management
5 22 (17.89%) Finance
6 21 (17.07%) E-Commerce
6 21 (17.07%) iPad
7 19 (15.45%) Web Services
8 18 (14.63%) ITIL
9 16 (13.01%) C#
9 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.20%) Windows
10 15 (12.20%) CRM
11 14 (11.38%) MVC
11 14 (11.38%) SharePoint
11 14 (11.38%) PRINCE2
11 14 (11.38%) .NET
11 14 (11.38%) Degree
11 14 (11.38%) Silverlight
11 14 (11.38%) Unit Testing
11 14 (11.38%) System Testing
12 13 (10.57%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (10.57%) MS Office
13 12 (9.76%) Oracle
13 12 (9.76%) Automotive
13 12 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET
14 11 (8.94%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (8.13%) SOAP
15 10 (8.13%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.13%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (6.50%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.50%) Apache
3 8 (6.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.81%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) MS Office
2 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.44%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (2.44%) SAP PP
3 3 (2.44%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.63%) SAP QM
4 2 (1.63%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) GitHub
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Internet
2 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.63%) RTP
2 2 (1.63%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.81%) SMS
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
2 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQLite
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Selenium
1 7 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.44%) Subversion
4 3 (2.44%) JMeter
5 2 (1.63%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.81%) WatiN
6 1 (0.81%) MSI
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Automotive
3 9 (7.32%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Retail
4 5 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
6 3 (2.44%) Billing
7 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.51%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) Consultant
3 17 (13.82%) SAP Consultant
4 16 (13.01%) Architect
4 16 (13.01%) Project Manager
5 15 (12.20%) Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) CRM Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 8 (6.50%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.88%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Coordinator
11 4 (3.25%) CRM Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.25%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) Web Services
2 14 (11.38%) .NET
2 14 (11.38%) Silverlight
3 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.13%) SOAP
4 10 (8.13%) XML
5 8 (6.50%) J2EE
5 8 (6.50%) XSLT
5 8 (6.50%) Struts
5 8 (6.50%) JDBC
5 8 (6.50%) JSP
5 8 (6.50%) Servlets
5 8 (6.50%) JMS
5 8 (6.50%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.50%) JMX
5 8 (6.50%) Spring
6 7 (5.69%) jQuery
7 6 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.07%) iPad
2 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.69%) User Experience
6 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.63%) GIS
7 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Social Media
8 1 (0.81%) Economics
8 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) VMS
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.63%) UNIX
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.70%) Project Management
3 21 (17.07%) E-Commerce
4 18 (14.63%) ITIL
5 15 (12.20%) CRM
6 14 (11.38%) MVC
6 14 (11.38%) PRINCE2
6 14 (11.38%) Unit Testing
6 14 (11.38%) System Testing
7 12 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.13%) Integration Testing
8 10 (8.13%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (7.32%) Load Testing
10 8 (6.50%) B2C
10 8 (6.50%) Scrum
10 8 (6.50%) Content Management
10 8 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.01%) C#
3 10 (8.13%) Java
4 5 (4.07%) SQL
5 2 (1.63%) PHP
5 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) ABAP
6 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Degree
2 11 (8.94%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) ISEB
6 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.81%) PMP
9 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) SAP
2 12 (9.76%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.50%) JBoss
3 8 (6.50%) ATG
3 8 (6.50%) Endeca
4 4 (3.25%) HP
5 2 (1.63%) Cognos
5 2 (1.63%) Perforce
5 2 (1.63%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.81%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.81%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) Teradata
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
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