The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 25 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)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 25 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 2.25% 1.16% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 20.00% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £616 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.51% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
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 Middlesex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11 10 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 12.36% 5.78% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Median daily rate £396 £355 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -8.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £398 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Middlesex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Middlesex over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Middlesex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Record to Report
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Law
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (20.00%) PMI
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Informatica
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) OpenText
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Excel Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) IT Director
1 1 (20.00%) Procurement Director
1 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Financial Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Record to Report
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) OpenText
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle