Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 35 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.95% 2.36% 3.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.23% 14.93% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £344 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -18.15% +68.00%
10th Percentile £298 £272 £278
90th Percentile £367 £484 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £369 £400
% change year-on-year -5.08% -7.81% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £25.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year -60.01% +25.04% -40.39%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 26 67 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.16% 15.84% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 13
Staffordshire median daily rate £351 £238 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.89% -36.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £181 £158 £258
90th Percentile £441 £433 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.18 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.30% +25.00% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -30.00% -20.48% +74.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Staffordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Tamworth - 4 £325 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 1 £450 -3.23%
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (80.00%) PMI
1 4 (80.00%) PMP
1 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Project Governance
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
1 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) PMO
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SOA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Project
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Security Manager
1 4 (80.00%) IT Security Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Junior
1 4 (80.00%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Junior IT Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Junior IT Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Security Manager
1 4 (80.00%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (60.00%) Junior Project Coordinator
2 3 (60.00%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Project Governance
1 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (80.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PMO