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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 71 56 82
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing QA 66 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 2.58% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.78% 28.33% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 27
Median daily rate £400 £400 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +105.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £309 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £25.81 £17.50 £33.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.45% -48.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
256 233 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.34% 9.11% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 135 94
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 14 £363 +1.54% 14
Shropshire +9 13 £450 +24.13%
Coventry -5 11 £330 -12.00% 2
Warwickshire -11 8 £375 -2.40% 3
Staffordshire -3 6 £465 +63.15% 9
Worcestershire -8 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Solihull -5 2 £375 -25.00% 3
West Bromwich - 2 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 64 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.31%) Java
3 27 (20.77%) Selenium
4 23 (17.69%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.15%) SQL
6 19 (14.62%) SDLC
7 18 (13.85%) Scrum
7 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
8 17 (13.08%) Automated Testing
9 16 (12.31%) Scala
9 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
10 15 (11.54%) User Stories
10 15 (11.54%) Finance
10 15 (11.54%) HTML
10 15 (11.54%) CSS
10 15 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (10.77%) Open Source
11 14 (10.77%) Functional Testing
12 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
12 13 (10.00%) Web Development
13 12 (9.23%) Project Management
13 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
13 12 (9.23%) Software Engineering
13 12 (9.23%) BDD
13 12 (9.23%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (8.46%) Retail
14 11 (8.46%) JIRA
14 11 (8.46%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.62%) Apache
1 6 (4.62%) Confluence
1 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.08%) JBoss
2 4 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.31%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.31%) Drupal
4 2 (1.54%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.31%) MS Office
4 2 (1.54%) MS Project
4 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.77%) HipChat
5 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.77%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) GitHub
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.31%) PaaS
2 2 (1.54%) Boomi
2 2 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (0.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.77%) LAN
3 1 (0.77%) Network Security
3 1 (0.77%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.08%) MySQL
4 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.54%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) MS Access
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (20.77%) Selenium
2 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
3 11 (8.46%) JIRA
4 10 (7.69%) JUnit
5 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.92%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.62%) IntelliJ
7 6 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.08%) RSpec
8 4 (3.08%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.31%) JMeter
9 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.54%) Capybara
10 2 (1.54%) Gatling
11 1 (0.77%) Appium
11 1 (0.77%) FogBugz
General
1 15 (11.54%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Games
4 4 (3.08%) Automotive
4 4 (3.08%) Legal
5 3 (2.31%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Analyst
2 21 (16.15%) Tester
3 17 (13.08%) Developer
4 16 (12.31%) Test Analyst
5 14 (10.77%) QA Tester
6 13 (10.00%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.23%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.69%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.38%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) QA Test Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Scala Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (3.85%) Consultant
13 5 (3.85%) Digital Business Analyst
13 5 (3.85%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.54%) CSS
1 15 (11.54%) HTML
2 9 (6.92%) JSON
2 9 (6.92%) XML
3 8 (6.15%) Play Framework
4 7 (5.38%) HTML5
4 7 (5.38%) SOAP
5 5 (3.85%) .NET
5 5 (3.85%) J2EE
6 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.08%) EJB
6 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.08%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.08%) J2SE
6 4 (3.08%) REST
6 4 (3.08%) Spring
7 3 (2.31%) Drush
7 3 (2.31%) LAMP
7 3 (2.31%) Web Services
8 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.62%) User Experience
4 2 (1.54%) Clustering
4 2 (1.54%) PMI
5 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.77%) EPoS
5 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) Online Games
5 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.77%) Telematics
5 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Windows
2 8 (6.15%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Unix
4 3 (2.31%) Android
4 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) VMS
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) Test Scripting
3 19 (14.62%) SDLC
4 18 (13.85%) Scrum
5 17 (13.08%) Automated Testing
6 15 (11.54%) Manual Testing
6 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 15 (11.54%) User Stories
7 14 (10.77%) Functional Testing
7 14 (10.77%) Open Source
8 13 (10.00%) Web Development
9 12 (9.23%) BDD
9 12 (9.23%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (9.23%) Project Management
9 12 (9.23%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.46%) PRINCE2
11 10 (7.69%) DevOps
11 10 (7.69%) Test Planning
12 9 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) Java
2 21 (16.15%) SQL
3 16 (12.31%) Scala
4 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.62%) C#
7 5 (3.85%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) Ruby
9 2 (1.54%) ABAP
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
9 2 (1.54%) Python
10 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.69%) ISEB
3 9 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) PMP
5 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) MAPM
8 1 (0.77%) APMP
8 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.77%) CCNP
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) WCAG
2 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Puppet
2 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) LogRhythm
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle
2 5 (3.85%) SAP
3 4 (3.08%) webMethods
4 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.54%) HP
4 2 (1.54%) Kronos
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe
5 1 (0.77%) Google
5 1 (0.77%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) VMware
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