The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% - 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £438 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
QA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 14.29% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £438 £275 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £336 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bedford region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

QA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Legal

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware