The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 99 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.061% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.067% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £306
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1566 1483 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.90% 96.11% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 896 837
Median daily rate £369 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 79 104
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £8.50 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £20.00 £21.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the East Midlands region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA