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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 16 -
Contract jobs citing QA 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire - 3.77% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
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
6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 7.79% 5.66% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £350 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Ab Initio
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Unix

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) IT Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) IT Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) IT Security Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ArcSight Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Protective Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm
2 1 (33.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware