The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 61 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.60% 1.45% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.06% 28.57% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 21
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£351 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £446 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.37% -20.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
174 98 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.43% 5.07% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 37 68
Average daily rate £375 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £276 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £58.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
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England

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 +16 30 £351 -22.32% 4
Coventry -6 11 £388 - 4
Warwickshire +2 10 £275 -15.38% 1
Staffordshire +4 2 £187 +1.08% 2
Walsall - 2 £388 -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 2
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 28 (23.53%) SAP
3 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.65%) Project Management
5 20 (16.81%) Windows
6 19 (15.97%) Degree
7 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
8 16 (13.45%) ITIL
8 16 (13.45%) .NET
8 16 (13.45%) MS Office
9 15 (12.61%) C#
9 15 (12.61%) CRM
9 15 (12.61%) MVC
10 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.08%) Web Services
11 12 (10.08%) SharePoint
11 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (10.08%) jQuery
12 11 (9.24%) Scrum
12 11 (9.24%) Oracle
12 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
12 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
12 11 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
13 10 (8.40%) Java
13 10 (8.40%) XML
14 9 (7.56%) E-Commerce
14 9 (7.56%) J2EE
14 9 (7.56%) Quality Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.88%) Apache
2 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.04%) CMS
4 5 (4.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (4.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.84%) Documentum
6 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.84%) FileNet
6 1 (0.84%) Lync
6 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (13.45%) MS Office
2 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.52%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.68%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.84%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.84%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.84%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) Internet
2 2 (1.68%) RTP
2 2 (1.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) LDAP
3 1 (0.84%) DDNS
3 1 (0.84%) IPv4
3 1 (0.84%) IPv6
3 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.52%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.52%) SAP BI
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) DB2
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (6.72%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.88%) Selenium
3 5 (4.20%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.36%) MSI
5 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.52%) Subversion
6 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.68%) Maven
6 2 (1.68%) JMeter
6 2 (1.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.84%) JUnit
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Automotive
4 5 (4.20%) Retail
5 4 (3.36%) Billing
5 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Developer
2 17 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.76%) Analyst
3 14 (11.76%) Consultant
3 14 (11.76%) Architect
4 12 (10.08%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (7.56%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Performance Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Quality Manager
8 4 (3.36%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.52%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.52%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.52%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.52%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 12 (10.08%) Web Services
2 12 (10.08%) jQuery
3 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.40%) XML
5 9 (7.56%) J2EE
6 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (5.88%) SOAP
7 7 (5.88%) JSP
8 6 (5.04%) Spring
8 6 (5.04%) XSLT
8 6 (5.04%) JMS
9 5 (4.20%) Struts
9 5 (4.20%) HTML
9 5 (4.20%) Servlets
9 5 (4.20%) JDBC
9 5 (4.20%) JMX
9 5 (4.20%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.36%) Software Packaging
10 4 (3.36%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.56%) iPad
3 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.84%) PMI
4 1 (0.84%) EPoS
4 1 (0.84%) GIS
4 1 (0.84%) Economics
4 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.84%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (5.04%) VMS
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.36%) Linux
6 3 (2.52%) UNIX
7 1 (0.84%) AIX
7 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Project Management
2 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.45%) ITIL
4 15 (12.61%) CRM
4 15 (12.61%) MVC
5 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.24%) Scrum
8 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.56%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.56%) Quality Management
9 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
9 9 (7.56%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.56%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (6.72%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.88%) Migration
12 6 (5.04%) Content Management
13 5 (4.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.61%) C#
3 10 (8.40%) Java
4 4 (3.36%) SQL
5 3 (2.52%) ABAP
6 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.84%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.84%) VBA
7 1 (0.84%) VB
7 1 (0.84%) PHP
7 1 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.84%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) Degree
2 11 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (6.72%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.72%) ISEB
4 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PMP
6 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCSE
7 1 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
1 4 (3.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (23.53%) SAP
2 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.24%) Oracle
4 5 (4.20%) JBoss
4 5 (4.20%) ATG
4 5 (4.20%) Endeca
5 4 (3.36%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
6 2 (1.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.84%) Apple
7 1 (0.84%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe
7 1 (0.84%) Alterian
7 1 (0.84%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.84%) Google
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago