The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.53% 2.06% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 19.05% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate £338 £448 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.58% +40.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £488 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
QA
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.26% 10.80% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 15
Average daily rate £350 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £367 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.04 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.91% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.21 £22.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.86 £40.45 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 5 £338 -28.94% 4
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.00%) SSADM
4 3 (15.00%) DSDM
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) User Stories
4 3 (15.00%) Customer Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing Automation
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (10.00%) FogBugz
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) FTP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (10.00%) FogBugz
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Test Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) ICT Manager
5 2 (10.00%) ICT Programme Manager
5 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) CMDB
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Customer Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) DSDM
3 3 (15.00%) Marketing Automation
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 3 (15.00%) SSADM
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) User Stories
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) RACF
1 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) NetApp
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
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