The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 34 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.75% 1.16% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 9.68% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £450 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 13 31 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 4.91% 11.97% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 9
Median daily rate £450 £338 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +31.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £127 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £466 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £10.44 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.19% -16.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Leicestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 - - 2
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Protractor
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (16.67%) TypeScript

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Protractor
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP