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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 11 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.58% 0.79% 2.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.74% 8.11% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £138 £475 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.05% +52.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.79% 9.76% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 11
Median daily rate £140 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.88% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £306 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £8.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.37% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%

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 May 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 May 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 - 2 - -
Luton - 2 £438 - 3
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Games
3 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) SSADM
4 3 (13.64%) DSDM
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Customer Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (13.64%) Marketing Automation
5 2 (9.09%) FogBugz
5 2 (9.09%) Data Transformation
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle

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 (4.55%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 2 (9.09%) FogBugz
1 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) German Language
4 1 (4.55%) French Language
4 1 (4.55%) Japanese Language
4 1 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (4.55%) Russian Language
4 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Test Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) CRM Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) IT Trainer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Trainer
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SOA Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Customer Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) DSDM
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 3 (13.64%) SSADM
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) User Stories
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Data Transformation
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) JCL
3 1 (4.55%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) RACF
1 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
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