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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing QA 14 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.40% 1.45% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.16% 11.90% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £244 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +91.02%
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
31 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.75% 12.17% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 11
Median daily rate £245 £440 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.31% +40.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £298 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Median hourly rate £8.63 £51.30 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.18% +25.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £51.30 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.02 £51.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Bedford - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £525 - 4
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) Games
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) SSADM
4 3 (13.04%) DSDM
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Customer Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (13.04%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (13.04%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (8.70%) French Language
5 2 (8.70%) German Language
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CICS
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
1 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Games
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
3 2 (8.70%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.35%) Japanese Language
4 1 (4.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Test Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Business Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) IT Trainer
5 3 (13.04%) Lead Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) SOA Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Trainer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
1 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) Customer Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) DSDM
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing Automation
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 3 (13.04%) SSADM
3 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) Ruby
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JCL
2 1 (4.35%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) RACF
1 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe