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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 18 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 19 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.91% 2.58% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.35% 16.67% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 10
Median daily rate £450 £319 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -36.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £225 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
37 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.45% 15.48% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 56
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £348 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +10 8 £475 +49.01% 2
Bedford - 6 £450 - 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 25 (65.79%) SDET
4 24 (63.16%) BDD
5 23 (60.53%) API Testing
6 22 (57.89%) Cucumber
6 22 (57.89%) Ruby
6 22 (57.89%) Python
7 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (39.47%) TeamCity
8 15 (39.47%) TDD
8 15 (39.47%) C#
8 15 (39.47%) E-Commerce
8 15 (39.47%) ATDD
8 15 (39.47%) Feature Driven Development
8 15 (39.47%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
9 14 (36.84%) Calabash
9 14 (36.84%) JIRA
10 13 (34.21%) SpecFlow
11 12 (31.58%) Selenium
12 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
12 11 (28.95%) Appium
13 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
13 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
13 9 (23.68%) Xamarin
13 9 (23.68%) Java
14 8 (21.05%) Perl
14 8 (21.05%) SQL
14 8 (21.05%) JUnit

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.26%) Unica
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) FTP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Cucumber
2 15 (39.47%) TeamCity
3 14 (36.84%) Calabash
3 14 (36.84%) JIRA
4 13 (34.21%) SpecFlow
5 12 (31.58%) Selenium
6 11 (28.95%) Appium
6 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
7 8 (21.05%) JUnit
7 8 (21.05%) TestNG
8 6 (15.79%) JBehave
8 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (13.16%) Capybara
9 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
10 3 (7.89%) Ant
10 3 (7.89%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Test Engineer
2 19 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Campaign Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Web Applications Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) CRM Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.16%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) EFT
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
1 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 24 (63.16%) BDD
4 23 (60.53%) API Testing
5 17 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (39.47%) ATDD
6 15 (39.47%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (39.47%) E-Commerce
6 15 (39.47%) Feature Driven Development
6 15 (39.47%) TDD
7 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) CRM
10 2 (5.26%) Analytics
11 1 (2.63%) Coaching
11 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
11 1 (2.63%) Scrum
11 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Python
1 22 (57.89%) Ruby
2 15 (39.47%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (65.79%) SDET
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Xamarin
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
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