Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 37 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +28 +29
Contract jobs citing QA 58 25 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.04% 4.15% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.01% 26.32% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 31
10th Percentile £158 £184 £219
25th Percentile £285 £314 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £433 £400
Median % change year-on-year -13.29% +8.13% -1.54%
75th Percentile £476 £450 £438
90th Percentile £492 £471 £456
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% -37.93% -20.55%

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 223 95 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.52% 15.75% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 52 121
10th Percentile £117 £266 £150
25th Percentile £198 £312 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £355 £388
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% -8.39% -6.91%
75th Percentile £484 £450 £473
90th Percentile £575 £519 £538
England median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 21
10th Percentile " £9.16 "
25th Percentile £9.00 £9.39 £10.58
Median hourly rate £9.59 £12.02 £11.60
Median % change year-on-year -20.20% +3.64% -20.03%
75th Percentile £10.55 £19.50 £14.28
90th Percentile £12.14 £29.40 £16.00
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.25 £20.89
% change year-on-year -9.28% +6.51% -0.52%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for QA in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in the East Midlands.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -12 19 £308 - 19
Northamptonshire -1 14 £323 +70.63% 7
Derbyshire -3 14 £475 +5.56% 12
Leicestershire -16 4 £380 -15.56% 13
Lincolnshire - 3 £325 - 5
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England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Coaching
3 15 (25.86%) SAP
4 13 (22.41%) Service Management
4 13 (22.41%) Change Management
4 13 (22.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (20.69%) Data Quality
6 11 (18.97%) People Management
6 11 (18.97%) SQL
6 11 (18.97%) ERP
6 11 (18.97%) Social Skills
7 10 (17.24%) GRC
7 10 (17.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 10 (17.24%) Risk Management
7 10 (17.24%) Legal
7 10 (17.24%) Scrum
7 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.24%) Performance Management
7 10 (17.24%) Azure
8 9 (15.52%) Retail
8 9 (15.52%) Java
9 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 8 (13.79%) Process Improvement
10 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
10 7 (12.07%) DevOps
10 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office

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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:

Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (10.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (8.62%) AWS
3 5 (8.62%) Firebase
4 2 (3.45%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) 802.15
1 2 (3.45%) DNS
1 2 (3.45%) IPv6
1 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.45%) Power BI
3 2 (3.45%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.72%) Semantic Layer
4 1 (1.72%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Android Studio
1 5 (8.62%) git-flow
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
1 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
2 4 (6.90%) Selenium
3 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.17%) Gatling
3 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.17%) Postman
4 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) Locust
5 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
5 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.72%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.72%) Protractor
5 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.72%) WebPageTest
General
1 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Social Skills
3 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (17.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 10 (17.24%) Legal
4 9 (15.52%) Retail
5 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
6 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
7 5 (8.62%) Banking
8 3 (5.17%) Aerospace
8 3 (5.17%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.72%) Marketing
10 1 (1.72%) Military
10 1 (1.72%) Police
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) HR Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Operations Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) React Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Support
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) ERP Support
6 3 (5.17%) Informatica Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) RESTful
2 5 (8.62%) React Native
2 5 (8.62%) Redux
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (1.72%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.72%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) WCF
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (1.72%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.62%) User Experience
3 4 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.72%) Photography
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (29.31%) Coaching
2 13 (22.41%) Change Management
2 13 (22.41%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (22.41%) Service Management
3 11 (18.97%) ERP
3 11 (18.97%) People Management
4 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
4 10 (17.24%) Performance Management
4 10 (17.24%) Risk Management
4 10 (17.24%) Scrum
5 8 (13.79%) Process Improvement
6 7 (12.07%) DevOps
6 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.34%) Analytics
7 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
7 6 (10.34%) ETL
7 6 (10.34%) Release Management
7 6 (10.34%) Time Management
7 6 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) Objective-C
5 4 (6.90%) Python
6 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) Go
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) Lua
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) Data Quality
2 10 (17.24%) GRC
3 2 (3.45%) PMO
4 1 (1.72%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (1.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP ALM
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Grafana
2 1 (1.72%) Kibana
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) SAP
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) JD Edwards
4 3 (5.17%) Informatica
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.72%) Databricks
6 1 (1.72%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.72%) Kronos
6 1 (1.72%) Pega