Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 45 37
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 0.88% 1.47% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.26% 21.62% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 18
Derbyshire median daily rate £350 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -7.98% +22.56%
10th Percentile £326 £270 £293
90th Percentile £374 £425 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £381 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Derbyshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £18.50 £18.50

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Derbyshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 54 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 9.49% 6.81% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 31
Derbyshire median daily rate £340 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £93 £157 £240
90th Percentile £474 £593 £448
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Derbyshire median hourly rate £8.63 £8.91 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% -25.01% -28.03%
10th Percentile £8.31 £8.36 £10.43
90th Percentile £23.64 £29.90 £13.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +28.00% -18.03%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire.

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 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby -10 3 £350 -6.67%
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) XPath
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Boomi
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL

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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 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Communications Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) RAD
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) XPath
2 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat