Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 January 2019 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 90 79
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 48 54 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.95% 1.83% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.08% 16.77% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 54
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.39% -2.33%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £213
90th Percentile £472 £488 £509
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.31% -13.51% -
10th Percentile £12.13 £16.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £13.38 £16.00 £22.69
England median hourly rate £36.75 £21.90 £23.34
% change year-on-year +67.81% -6.17% +3.73%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 239 322 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.70% 10.89% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 212 185
East Midlands median daily rate £386 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.20% -0.31% -
10th Percentile £205 £250 £164
90th Percentile £550 £584 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 15
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £12.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +5.91% -1.80%
10th Percentile £9.58 £8.44 £8.46
90th Percentile £15.00 £19.43 £30.25
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -3.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Nottinghamshire +6 21 £438 +14.75% 27
Leicestershire +13 9 £275 -21.43% 15
Northamptonshire -6 9 £400 -8.57% 4
Derbyshire +3 3 £250 -33.33% 7
Lincolnshire - 3 £310 - 4
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England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (16.67%) JIRA
3 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 8 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (16.67%) SDLC
4 7 (14.58%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.58%) Scrum
5 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Data Quality
6 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
6 5 (10.42%) Release Management
6 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
6 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) JD Edwards
6 5 (10.42%) Finance
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) Infor M3
1 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) npm
2 1 (2.08%) Apigee
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) QlikView
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) JIRA
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) Maven
5 2 (4.17%) QF-Test
5 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.17%) webpack
6 1 (2.08%) Appium
6 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.08%) Protractor
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Advertising
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Data Migration Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Migration Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Release Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 3 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Information Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Process Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) JSON
1 4 (8.33%) RESTful
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
2 3 (6.25%) Swagger
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
4 1 (2.08%) EJS
4 1 (2.08%) Express
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) Pug
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) NHS
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 8 (16.67%) SDLC
4 7 (14.58%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.58%) Scrum
5 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 5 (10.42%) Release Management
7 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Groovy
6 2 (4.17%) Jython
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) JD Edwards
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Avaya
4 1 (2.08%) BT
4 1 (2.08%) Infor
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Reuters
4 1 (2.08%) Speakerbus
4 1 (2.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.08%) Verint