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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 35 30 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing QA 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 2.33% 2.08% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 45.45% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 21 11 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 8.17% 4.58% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 4
Median daily rate £215 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.87% +21.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £8.63 £31.05 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +24.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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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 Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -9 4 £350 - 2
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Management
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito

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Top Related 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 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Mockito
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Planner
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) JPA
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) React
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Telerik
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter