The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the East of England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 117 74 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.71% 3.29% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.70% 40.66% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 56
Average daily rate £403 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £236 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.85% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
222 182 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.04% 8.08% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 112
Average daily rate £375 £333 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £168 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.89 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.39% +87.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA
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 across the East of England region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

QA
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 across the East of England region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

QA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex 0 42 £433 +30.56% 10
Suffolk +4 23 £425 +9.67% 8
Hertfordshire +1 21 £400 -20.98% 4
Cambridgeshire -16 17 £313 +13.63% 27
Bedfordshire -3 14 £319 - 4
Norfolk - - - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 52 (29.21%) SQL
2 46 (25.84%) Finance
3 42 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (17.42%) .NET
6 26 (14.61%) Waterfall
7 25 (14.04%) OO
7 25 (14.04%) Configuration Management
8 24 (13.48%) ETL
8 24 (13.48%) XML
8 24 (13.48%) Oracle
9 23 (12.92%) HP
9 23 (12.92%) Test Scripting
10 21 (11.80%) JavaScript
11 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
11 20 (11.24%) CSS
11 20 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (10.67%) C#
12 19 (10.67%) Project Management
13 18 (10.11%) ASP.NET
13 18 (10.11%) Java
13 18 (10.11%) UNIX
14 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
14 17 (9.55%) Migration
15 16 (8.99%) E-Commerce
15 16 (8.99%) HTML
16 15 (8.43%) Linux
16 15 (8.43%) TDD
16 15 (8.43%) Test Automation
16 15 (8.43%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.49%) IIS
3 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.25%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) CMS
5 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.56%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.93%) MS Project
3 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.69%) MS Office
5 2 (1.12%) Mingle
5 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) Internet
2 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.25%) SNMP
4 2 (1.12%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.56%) IPv4
5 1 (0.56%) IPv6
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.30%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.37%) MySQL
5 5 (2.81%) DB2
5 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.25%) DTS
6 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.69%) DataStage
8 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.56%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) JIRA
2 13 (7.30%) Subversion
3 11 (6.18%) Selenium
4 8 (4.49%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.93%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.37%) NUnit
7 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.81%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.25%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.25%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.25%) FxCop
8 4 (2.25%) StyleCop
9 3 (1.69%) XDoclet
9 3 (1.69%) JUnit
9 3 (1.69%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.69%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.69%) MSTest
9 3 (1.69%) RSpec
General
1 46 (25.84%) Finance
2 8 (4.49%) Advertising
3 6 (3.37%) Retail
4 3 (1.69%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.12%) Publishing
5 2 (1.12%) Automotive
5 2 (1.12%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (38.76%) Analyst
2 42 (23.60%) Developer
3 25 (14.04%) Test Analyst
4 17 (9.55%) QA Analyst
5 16 (8.99%) Business Analyst
6 13 (7.30%) Tester
6 13 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.18%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Data Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.49%) QA Tester
10 7 (3.93%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) UI Developer
10 7 (3.93%) UI Programmer
10 7 (3.93%) Java Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.42%) .NET
2 24 (13.48%) XML
3 20 (11.24%) CSS
4 18 (10.11%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.99%) HTML
6 13 (7.30%) Web Services
7 12 (6.74%) XSLT
8 9 (5.06%) WCF
8 9 (5.06%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.49%) XSL
9 8 (4.49%) Ajax
10 7 (3.93%) J2EE
10 7 (3.93%) MDX
10 7 (3.93%) HTML5
10 7 (3.93%) Semantic HTML
11 6 (3.37%) jQuery
11 6 (3.37%) CGI
12 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (2.25%) POCO
13 4 (2.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.37%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.25%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.12%) Informatics
4 2 (1.12%) Wiki
4 2 (1.12%) NHS
4 2 (1.12%) AS400
4 2 (1.12%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) IPTV
5 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.56%) MPEG
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) UNIX
2 15 (8.43%) Linux
3 7 (3.93%) Solaris
4 6 (3.37%) Windows
5 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (14.61%) Waterfall
4 25 (14.04%) OO
4 25 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 24 (13.48%) ETL
6 23 (12.92%) Test Scripting
7 19 (10.67%) Project Management
8 17 (9.55%) Migration
9 16 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.43%) TDD
10 15 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.43%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.43%) Dependency Management
11 13 (7.30%) User Stories
11 13 (7.30%) Data Migration
11 13 (7.30%) Test Strategy
11 13 (7.30%) Data Modelling
12 12 (6.74%) Automated Testing
12 12 (6.74%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.21%) SQL
2 21 (11.80%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.67%) C#
4 18 (10.11%) Java
5 10 (5.62%) Perl
6 9 (5.06%) VBScript
7 7 (3.93%) VB
7 7 (3.93%) C++
8 6 (3.37%) Python
9 5 (2.81%) VB6
9 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.25%) XPath
10 4 (2.25%) C
11 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) ABAP
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (7.30%) ISEB
2 8 (4.49%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) Degree
5 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.12%) PMP
5 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) TickIT
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.81%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (13.48%) Oracle
2 23 (12.92%) HP
3 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.49%) Sybase
5 7 (3.93%) Apple
6 5 (2.81%) Perforce
7 4 (2.25%) Sun
7 4 (2.25%) SAP
7 4 (2.25%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.69%) Endeca
8 3 (1.69%) Unica
8 3 (1.69%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.69%) Twitter
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) ATG
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos
9 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
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