Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 11 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.58% 3.36% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.03% 26.27% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 17
Northamptonshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +21.62%
10th Percentile £369 £213 £258
90th Percentile £503 £491 £492
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
Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 61 118 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.78% 12.80% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 86 65
Northamptonshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £301 £213 £255
90th Percentile £509 £625 £494
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £25.75 -
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 Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Northamptonshire

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Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
Northampton -9 7 £438 +12.90%
Corby - 1 £325 -
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East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) PMO
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 1 (9.09%) Siebel
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Adobe
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Internet

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Build Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SEO
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Siebel