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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 23 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 10 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.66% 4.63% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 21.74% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Median daily rate £450 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
22 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.06% 21.30% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 40
Median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £350 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +12 7 £475 +15.15% 2
Bedford -5 3 £450 +2.85% 3
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (75.00%) BDD
2 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
3 22 (68.75%) SDET
4 20 (62.50%) Cucumber
5 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (56.25%) API Testing
5 18 (56.25%) Ruby
5 18 (56.25%) Python
6 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
7 16 (50.00%) C#
7 16 (50.00%) TDD
8 15 (46.88%) TeamCity
8 15 (46.88%) Feature Driven Development
8 15 (46.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (46.88%) SpecFlow
8 15 (46.88%) ATDD
9 12 (37.50%) Selenium
10 11 (34.38%) JIRA
10 11 (34.38%) JBehave
11 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
11 10 (31.25%) TestNG
11 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
11 10 (31.25%) Defect Management
11 10 (31.25%) Perl
11 10 (31.25%) JUnit
12 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
13 8 (25.00%) Calabash
13 8 (25.00%) Gherkin
13 8 (25.00%) Jenkins

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 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) FTP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 15 (46.88%) SpecFlow
2 15 (46.88%) TeamCity
3 12 (37.50%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) JBehave
4 11 (34.38%) JIRA
5 10 (31.25%) JUnit
5 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
5 10 (31.25%) TestNG
5 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
6 8 (25.00%) Appium
6 8 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (25.00%) Calabash
6 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (18.75%) Ant
7 6 (18.75%) Maven
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 16 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) EFT
2 1 (3.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (75.00%) BDD
2 23 (71.88%) Test Automation
3 18 (56.25%) API Testing
3 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
5 16 (50.00%) TDD
6 15 (46.88%) ATDD
6 15 (46.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (46.88%) Feature Driven Development
7 10 (31.25%) Defect Management
8 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.13%) Coaching
10 1 (3.13%) CRM
10 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.13%) ETL
10 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Python
1 18 (56.25%) Ruby
2 16 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) Perl
4 8 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (68.75%) SDET
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
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