The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 28 June 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)
East Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 3.53% 1.46% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.48% 20.00% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Median daily rate £498 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.24% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £373 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 Derbyshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 23 15 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 8.13% 7.28% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 19
Median daily rate £400 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £207 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Derbyshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Derbyshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Derbyshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Derbyshire

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Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Derby -14 8 £515 +37.33%
Chesterfield -1 1 - -
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East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (43.75%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (37.50%) Workflow
2 6 (37.50%) SAP ALE
2 6 (37.50%) EDI
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 6 (37.50%) SAPscript
2 6 (37.50%) Internet
2 6 (37.50%) SAP WM
2 6 (37.50%) ABAP
2 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 6 (37.50%) REST
2 6 (37.50%) IDoc
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Governance
4 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Mockito
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) ABAP Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SAP Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Planner
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) EDI
1 6 (37.50%) IDoc
1 6 (37.50%) REST
1 6 (37.50%) SAP ALE
1 6 (37.50%) SAP Smart Forms
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Governance
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) ABAP
1 6 (37.50%) SAPscript
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter