The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 121 129 137
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £219 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -40.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2171 2476 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.22% 94.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 1437 1750
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 265 185
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 1
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 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 of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Appium
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) webMethods
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Appium
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) webMethods
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