Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 90 76
Rank change year-on-year +38 -14 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 69 54 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.76% 2.00% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.01% 20.00% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 45
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £236 £280 £318
90th Percentile £460 £475 £515
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £12.75 -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year -34.25% +66.67% +9.50%

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 209 270 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.38% 10.00% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 141 211
East Midlands median daily rate £355 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% - -0.06%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £250
90th Percentile £526 £550 £573
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 16
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.60 £12.69 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.63% -6.00% -4.51%
10th Percentile £10.58 £9.83 £8.44
90th Percentile £16.50 £16.75 £46.25
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -15.90%

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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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +15 32 £413 -2.94% 12
Northamptonshire +43 17 £350 -22.22% 4
Derbyshire +18 7 £425 -10.53% 10
Leicestershire -1 7 £350 +3.70% 12
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England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 41 (59.42%) Test Automation
2 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (33.33%) Scrum
3 23 (33.33%) C#
4 22 (31.88%) Java
5 20 (28.99%) .NET
6 19 (27.54%) TDD
7 17 (24.64%) Selenium
7 17 (24.64%) RESTful
8 16 (23.19%) JIRA
9 15 (21.74%) BDD
9 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
9 15 (21.74%) Microservices
10 14 (20.29%) AWS
10 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.84%) SQL
11 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
11 13 (18.84%) MVC
11 13 (18.84%) Finance
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
13 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
13 11 (15.94%) JSON
14 10 (14.49%) .NET Framework
14 10 (14.49%) SOAP
14 10 (14.49%) XML
14 10 (14.49%) Docker
14 10 (14.49%) SDLC
14 10 (14.49%) Travis CI
14 10 (14.49%) Cloud Native

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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 8 (11.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.45%) Ethereum
2 1 (1.45%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.29%) AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 4 (5.80%) Trello
4 3 (4.35%) BrowserStack
4 3 (4.35%) Firebase
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
1 1 (1.45%) FTP
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
1 1 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.80%) MS Access
4 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 16 (23.19%) JIRA
3 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
6 10 (14.49%) Travis CI
7 9 (13.04%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.70%) Moq
8 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (7.25%) Android Studio
9 5 (7.25%) Xcode
10 4 (5.80%) Protractor
11 3 (4.35%) Mocha
11 3 (4.35%) Robot Framework
11 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.90%) Fiddler
12 2 (2.90%) git-flow
12 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) .NET Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Deployment Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Testing Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) RPG Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) RESTful
3 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
4 11 (15.94%) JSON
5 10 (14.49%) .NET Framework
5 10 (14.49%) SOAP
5 10 (14.49%) XML
6 9 (13.04%) CSS
7 8 (11.59%) HTML
7 8 (11.59%) REST
8 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (10.14%) Entity Framework
8 7 (10.14%) jQuery
8 7 (10.14%) Web Services
9 6 (8.70%) .NET Core
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (8.70%) Gherkin
9 6 (8.70%) Kendo UI
9 6 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (8.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Cloud Native
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.25%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) AS400
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) iSeries
4 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Android
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Test Automation
2 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (33.33%) Scrum
4 19 (27.54%) TDD
5 15 (21.74%) BDD
5 15 (21.74%) Microservices
6 13 (18.84%) MVC
7 10 (14.49%) SDLC
8 8 (11.59%) API Testing
8 8 (11.59%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (10.14%) API Design
9 7 (10.14%) ERP
9 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) Bug Management
10 6 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Kanban
10 6 (8.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) C#
2 22 (31.88%) Java
3 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (18.84%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.25%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (4.35%) RPG
7 3 (4.35%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.35%) ISEB
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) PMO
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Ansible
1 1 (1.45%) MIIS
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Telerik
3 3 (4.35%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter