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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 22 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.41% 0.85% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.29% 7.69% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £465 £225 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -50.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £225 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
59 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.20% 11.11% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 30
Median daily rate £478 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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
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 25 September 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 +10 16 £485 +115.55% 4
Bedford - 3 £450 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (52.78%) BDD
2 17 (47.22%) Cucumber
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 16 (44.44%) TDD
3 16 (44.44%) SDET
4 15 (41.67%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 14 (38.89%) Python
5 14 (38.89%) Ruby
5 14 (38.89%) SpecFlow
5 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
7 12 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
7 12 (33.33%) TeamCity
7 12 (33.33%) JBehave
7 12 (33.33%) ATDD
7 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 12 (33.33%) JIRA
7 12 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (33.33%) Java
7 12 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
8 11 (30.56%) Perl
8 11 (30.56%) JUnit
8 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
8 11 (30.56%) TestNG
9 10 (27.78%) Maven
9 10 (27.78%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Cucumber
2 16 (44.44%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) SpecFlow
4 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
5 12 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (33.33%) JBehave
5 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 12 (33.33%) JIRA
5 12 (33.33%) TeamCity
6 11 (30.56%) JUnit
6 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
6 11 (30.56%) TestNG
7 10 (27.78%) Ant
7 10 (27.78%) Maven
8 3 (8.33%) Appium
8 3 (8.33%) Calabash
9 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) French Language
2 2 (5.56%) German Language
2 2 (5.56%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.78%) Japanese Language
3 1 (2.78%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
1 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer in Test
2 7 (19.44%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) Java RMI
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (52.78%) BDD
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 16 (44.44%) TDD
4 15 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (33.33%) ATDD
6 12 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
7 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
8 7 (19.44%) API Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.33%) SOA
11 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
11 2 (5.56%) CRM
11 2 (5.56%) QA Automation
11 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
12 1 (2.78%) Coaching
12 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
12 1 (2.78%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
2 14 (38.89%) Python
2 14 (38.89%) Ruby
3 12 (33.33%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EDQ
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 2 (5.56%) Informatica
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago