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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 21 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.05% 1.60% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 12.50% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Median daily rate £480 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 - £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
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
48 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.83% 12.80% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 14
Median daily rate £475 £451 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £8.25 £51.30 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.91% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 9 £485 - 2
Bedford - 3 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) BDD
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
3 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
3 7 (26.92%) SDET
3 7 (26.92%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Games
4 6 (23.08%) JIRA
4 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
5 5 (19.23%) JBehave
5 5 (19.23%) Feature Driven Development
5 5 (19.23%) TestNG
5 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
5 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
5 5 (19.23%) ATDD
5 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Ruby
5 5 (19.23%) Maven
5 5 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) Perl

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 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
1 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
2 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Ant
4 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (19.23%) JBehave
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) JUnit
4 5 (19.23%) Maven
4 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
4 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
4 5 (19.23%) TestNG
5 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (23.08%) Games
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) French Language
3 2 (7.69%) German Language
3 2 (7.69%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Japanese Language
4 1 (3.85%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Developer in Test
3 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
3 5 (19.23%) C# Software Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) IT Trainer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Java RMI
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) BDD
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) ATDD
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
4 5 (19.23%) Feature Driven Development
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
6 3 (11.54%) Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) Customer Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) DSDM
6 3 (11.54%) Marketing Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
6 3 (11.54%) SSADM
6 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) Perl
2 5 (19.23%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com