The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 10 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing QA 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.45% 7.41% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.45% 18.52% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £438 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 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 Bedford region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (80.00%) Python
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Ruby
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (80.00%) BDD
1 8 (80.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (80.00%) Xamarin
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Calabash
1 8 (80.00%) Appium
1 8 (80.00%) API Testing
1 8 (80.00%) SDET
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Appium
1 8 (80.00%) Calabash
1 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) API Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
1 8 (80.00%) BDD
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
1 8 (80.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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