Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
South East > Middlesex
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 35 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.38% 1.97% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.23% 23.33% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Middlesex median daily rate £575 £433 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.95% -10.64% +21.00%
10th Percentile £538 £318 £433
90th Percentile £613 £481 £537
South East median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Middlesex median hourly rate - - £13.00
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +62.51%

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 Middlesex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Middlesex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 31 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 11.74% 8.43% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 16
Middlesex median daily rate £400 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.40% -0.63%
10th Percentile £224 £152 £269
90th Percentile £531 £527 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Middlesex median hourly rate - - £18.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% +26.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Middlesex

QA
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

QA
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 21 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Azure DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft