Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 80 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 -27 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 46 70 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.17% 2.39% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.81% 19.39% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 66
East Midlands median daily rate £404 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.80% -1.25%
10th Percentile £185 £313 £310
90th Percentile £471 £513 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 - -
England median hourly rate £22.63 £23.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -1.63% +19.48% -12.50%

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 221 361 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.43% 12.33% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 203 199
East Midlands median daily rate £356 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £144 £252 £205
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 21
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.80 £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.42% -55.71% +70.73%
10th Percentile £10.58 £9.55 £10.59
90th Percentile £16.68 £43.68 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.70% +27.63% -15.56%

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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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +11 17 £426 +3.33% 14
Leicestershire -5 12 £350 - 9
Northamptonshire +16 8 £420 +20.00% 4
Derbyshire +8 4 £425 +6.25% 13
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 17 (36.96%) Java
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.09%) Scrum
5 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (21.74%) Selenium
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
8 8 (17.39%) DevOps
8 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.22%) Web Services
9 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
9 7 (15.22%) Docker
10 6 (13.04%) SDLC
10 6 (13.04%) User Stories
10 6 (13.04%) Linux
10 6 (13.04%) Change Management
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) JIRA
10 6 (13.04%) Maven
11 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.87%) Project Management
11 5 (10.87%) SQL
11 5 (10.87%) Analytics
11 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.87%) TeamCity

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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 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Coveralls
4 2 (4.35%) Firebase
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.17%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) MS Access
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.04%) JIRA
5 6 (13.04%) Maven
6 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
7 4 (8.70%) Travis CI
8 3 (6.52%) Android Studio
8 3 (6.52%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (6.52%) Gradle
8 3 (6.52%) JMeter
8 3 (6.52%) JUnit
8 3 (6.52%) QF-Test
8 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.52%) SonarQube
8 3 (6.52%) Xcode
9 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) RPG Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.70%) JSON
2 4 (8.70%) REST
3 3 (6.52%) React Native
3 3 (6.52%) Redux
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) Swagger
3 3 (6.52%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) .NET Core
4 2 (4.35%) React
5 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.17%) Jest
5 1 (2.17%) LESS
5 1 (2.17%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.52%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) AS400
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) iSeries
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.39%) DevOps
5 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Change Management
6 6 (13.04%) SDLC
6 6 (13.04%) User Stories
7 5 (10.87%) Analytics
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Data Privacy
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.70%) C#
4 4 (8.70%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) RPG
4 4 (8.70%) RPG IV
5 3 (6.52%) Groovy
5 3 (6.52%) Jython
5 3 (6.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Citrix
3 1 (2.17%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) VMware