The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Dorset region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £189 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
-46.94% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
237 197 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 96.34% 95.63% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 104 121
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £120 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 22
Median hourly rate £24.94 £40.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.65% +158.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Dorset region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Dorset region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Dorset