The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 29 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 16 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.73% 3.05% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.71% 16.07% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
35 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.54% 18.98% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £543 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +13 9 £350 -23.28% 1
Bedford +5 6 £450 +2.85% 3
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (71.43%) BDD
2 23 (65.71%) Test Automation
3 22 (62.86%) SDET
4 21 (60.00%) Cucumber
5 20 (57.14%) TDD
6 19 (54.29%) C#
6 19 (54.29%) E-Commerce
7 18 (51.43%) Python
7 18 (51.43%) Ruby
7 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (51.43%) Selenium
7 18 (51.43%) SpecFlow
8 16 (45.71%) Feature Driven Development
8 16 (45.71%) ATDD
8 16 (45.71%) TeamCity
8 16 (45.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (42.86%) WebDriver
10 14 (40.00%) JBehave
10 14 (40.00%) JIRA
11 13 (37.14%) Perl
11 13 (37.14%) JUnit
11 13 (37.14%) TestNG
11 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
11 13 (37.14%) Defect Management
12 12 (34.29%) API Testing
12 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
12 12 (34.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (34.29%) Java
13 10 (28.57%) Ant

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (51.43%) Selenium
2 18 (51.43%) SpecFlow
3 16 (45.71%) TeamCity
4 15 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 14 (40.00%) JBehave
5 14 (40.00%) JIRA
6 13 (37.14%) JUnit
6 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
6 13 (37.14%) TestNG
7 12 (34.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
8 10 (28.57%) Ant
8 10 (28.57%) Maven
9 5 (14.29%) Appium
9 5 (14.29%) Calabash
10 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 11 (31.43%) Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
5 6 (17.14%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 4 (11.43%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) Java RMI
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) EFT
2 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (71.43%) BDD
2 23 (65.71%) Test Automation
3 20 (57.14%) TDD
4 19 (54.29%) E-Commerce
5 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (45.71%) ATDD
6 16 (45.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (45.71%) Feature Driven Development
7 13 (37.14%) Defect Management
8 12 (34.29%) API Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.71%) Agile Testing
11 2 (5.71%) CRM
11 2 (5.71%) QA Automation
12 1 (2.86%) Coaching
12 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
12 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
12 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) C#
2 18 (51.43%) Python
2 18 (51.43%) Ruby
3 13 (37.14%) Perl
4 12 (34.29%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (62.86%) SDET
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) SAP