Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 20 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 > Worcestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 21 11
Contract jobs citing QA 0 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire - 3.73% 10.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 33.33% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 18
Worcestershire median daily rate - £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -1.37%
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £30.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year -67.11% +52.03% -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 Worcestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 5 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 5.81% 11.19% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 21
Worcestershire median daily rate £195 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.29% -22.22% +50.00%
10th Percentile £188 £261 £263
90th Percentile £290 £488 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate - £41.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Worcestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Worcestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Worcestershire