The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing QA 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 3.80% 3.19% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £463 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
QA
West Midlands

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 Worcestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 15.19% 8.51% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
Median daily rate £400 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Worcestershire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Worcester - 2 £463 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (70.59%) Business Continuity
3 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
3 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
3 10 (58.82%) MS Access
3 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (23.53%) LogRhythm
5 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) High Availability
5 4 (23.53%) SIEM
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (11.76%) Business Development
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (11.76%) Data Structures

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.88%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (58.82%) MS Access
2 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Business Developer
1 12 (70.59%) Business Objects Developer
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) IT Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Lead Security Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Business Continuity
2 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) High Availability
4 4 (23.53%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Business Development
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) LogRhythm
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.88%) VMware