Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.14% 1.14% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 16.67% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Leicestershire median daily rate £338 £298 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.45% -37.37% +46.15%
10th Percentile £159 £249 £363
90th Percentile £494 £356 £588
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £14.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -20.27% +60.87%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 50 36 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 8.91% 6.84% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 15
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £336 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +12.08% -
10th Percentile £144 £175 £65
90th Percentile £639 £484 £558
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Leicestershire median hourly rate £8.63 £8.77 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -70.78% +185.71%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.47 £15.65
90th Percentile £33.76 £9.03 £45.15
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £12.28 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.91% -1.80% -18.03%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Leicester 0 5 - - 6
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) TypeScript
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Protractor
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (25.00%) Use Case
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
7 1 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Protractor
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Games Tester
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) BAPI
2 1 (8.33%) EDI
2 1 (8.33%) IDoc
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) SAP ALE
2 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
2 1 (8.33%) SAP XI
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (25.00%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Game Development
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (33.33%) TypeScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft