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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 17 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 2.40% 0.63% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 6.25% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 15 16 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 12.00% 10.13% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Middlesex

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Record to Report
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) PMI
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) OpenText
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS

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Top Related 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Financial Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Record to Report
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) OpenText
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle