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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 3 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing QA 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.21% 5.56% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 87.50% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.09% 19.44% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £450 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
1 5 (62.50%) Xamarin
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Calabash
1 5 (62.50%) Appium
1 5 (62.50%) API Testing
1 5 (62.50%) SDET
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Games

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Appium
1 5 (62.50%) Calabash
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) API Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Xamarin
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft