Period
to 22 November 2018

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 22 November 2018 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 83 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 61 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.27% 2.21% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.51% 21.98% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 60
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £266 £315 £213
90th Percentile £475 £520 £501
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 - £18.50
10th Percentile £12.13 - £12.45
90th Percentile £13.38 - £22.69
England median hourly rate £36.25 £21.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year +65.53% +6.83% +2.50%

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 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 271 323 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.08% 10.04% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 207 201
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £200
90th Percentile £550 £574 £613
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 20
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.72 £13.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% -8.05% +13.10%
10th Percentile £9.77 £8.44 £8.49
90th Percentile £15.18 £47.50 £43.30
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.28%

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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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 2018. 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 -3 24 £425 +9.68% 19
Leicestershire +13 15 £338 - 13
Northamptonshire -7 11 £400 -8.57% 9
Derbyshire +15 5 £254 -27.50% 13
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) Java
4 14 (22.95%) Selenium
5 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
6 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (14.75%) SDLC
6 9 (14.75%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (13.11%) Finance
7 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
7 8 (13.11%) C#
8 7 (11.48%) SQL
8 7 (11.48%) Project Management
8 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Migration
8 7 (11.48%) TDD
8 7 (11.48%) Data Quality
8 7 (11.48%) Degree
8 7 (11.48%) JIRA
9 6 (9.84%) Release Management
9 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
9 6 (9.84%) BDD
9 6 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
9 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
9 6 (9.84%) Change Management

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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 (6.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) npm
1 2 (3.28%) OpenShift
1 2 (3.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (1.64%) Apigee
2 1 (1.64%) Boomi
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.64%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) DSL
2 1 (1.64%) Skype
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 2 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Selenium
2 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.92%) JMeter
6 3 (4.92%) Maven
6 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.28%) QF-Test
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) webpack
8 1 (1.64%) Appium
8 1 (1.64%) Protractor
8 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Automotive
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Tester
4 5 (8.20%) Data Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Data Migration Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Migration Manager
4 5 (8.20%) QA Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Release Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Developer in Test
5 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) IT Support
7 2 (3.28%) Salesforce Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) JSON
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.56%) REST
2 4 (6.56%) RESTful
2 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
3 3 (4.92%) Swagger
3 3 (4.92%) XML
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.28%) jQuery
4 2 (3.28%) Node.js
4 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) lodash
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) NHS
4 4 (6.56%) User Experience
5 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) Matrix Organization
3 9 (14.75%) Scrum
3 9 (14.75%) SDLC
4 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (11.48%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
5 7 (11.48%) TDD
6 6 (9.84%) BDD
6 6 (9.84%) Change Management
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
6 6 (9.84%) Data Migration
6 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
6 6 (9.84%) QA Automation
6 6 (9.84%) Release Management
6 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.20%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) C#
2 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) Groovy
4 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Jython
6 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) X++
6 1 (1.64%) XPath
6 1 (1.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) ISEB
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) JD Edwards
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.64%) Avaya
3 1 (1.64%) BT
3 1 (1.64%) Dell
3 1 (1.64%) Infor
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.64%) Reuters
3 1 (1.64%) Speakerbus
3 1 (1.64%) Tableau
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) Verint