The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 36 57
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21  
Contract jobs citing QA 14 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.31% 3.76% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.58% 24.58% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 11
Median daily rate £290 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £241 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.30 £36.50
% change year-on-year +14.01% -47.13%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 62 118 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 10.21% 15.30% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 89 62
Median daily rate £413 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.76% +203.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
6 3 (13.04%) YouTrack
6 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.04%) Logistics
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Java

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Mule
2 1 (4.35%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) WebEx
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) YouTrack
4 1 (4.35%) Bower
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Grunt
4 1 (4.35%) gulp
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.35%) PhantomJS
4 1 (4.35%) Protractor
4 1 (4.35%) Sublime Text
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) QA Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (8.70%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Quality Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) NHS Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) LESS
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) Sass
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
3 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Logistics
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Document Management
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) WAI
2 1 (4.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Equitrac
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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