The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 91 113 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.49% 3.96% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.74% 54.59% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 72 42
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£445 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £261 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 £37.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +167.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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England

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 East of England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
229 207 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.79% 7.26% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 122 93
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £138 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £520 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £84.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +19 42 £350 +16.66% 14
Hertfordshire +2 22 £368 -8.12% 5
Bedfordshire -6 10 £463 +45.09% 1
Suffolk -9 9 £475 +11.76%
Essex -29 5 £480 +12.94% 4
Norfolk - 5 £300 - 2
East Anglia - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 89 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.32%) SQL
2 53 (27.32%) Finance
3 44 (22.68%) BDD
4 43 (22.16%) Selenium
4 43 (22.16%) C#
4 43 (22.16%) E-Commerce
5 42 (21.65%) SpecFlow
6 38 (19.59%) .NET
7 33 (17.01%) Microsoft
8 31 (15.98%) Project Management
8 31 (15.98%) WebDriver
9 30 (15.46%) Scrum
10 26 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (12.89%) Manual Testing
11 25 (12.89%) Oracle
12 24 (12.37%) Coaching
13 22 (11.34%) Software Testing
14 21 (10.82%) HTML
14 21 (10.82%) SAP
14 21 (10.82%) ETL
15 19 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (9.79%) MS Excel
15 19 (9.79%) Analytics
15 19 (9.79%) .NET Framework
15 19 (9.79%) JIRA
16 18 (9.28%) Test Strategy
16 18 (9.28%) UNIX
17 17 (8.76%) XML
17 17 (8.76%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.03%) CICS
3 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) Mingle
4 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (4.12%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.55%) Magento
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) AWD
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Maximo
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) Internet
2 5 (2.58%) LAN
2 5 (2.58%) WAN
2 5 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.55%) Wireless
4 2 (1.03%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.52%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) DB2
3 10 (5.15%) Snowflake Schema
4 9 (4.64%) QlikView
5 8 (4.12%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.06%) Spotfire
8 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.55%) DataStage
8 3 (1.55%) OLAP
8 3 (1.55%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.52%) dBASE
10 1 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 43 (22.16%) Selenium
2 42 (21.65%) SpecFlow
3 31 (15.98%) WebDriver
4 19 (9.79%) JIRA
5 11 (5.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (2.58%) Subversion
7 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.55%) Appium
8 3 (1.55%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.55%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.55%) JBehave
8 3 (1.55%) LSMW
8 3 (1.55%) JMeter
9 2 (1.03%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.52%) Maven
10 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (27.32%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Retail
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.03%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 80 (41.24%) Analyst
2 42 (21.65%) Test Analyst
3 30 (15.46%) Developer
4 16 (8.25%) QA Analyst
5 15 (7.73%) Tester
6 14 (7.22%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.15%) Consultant
7 10 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.64%) Test Consultant
9 7 (3.61%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) Quality Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) QA Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (2.58%) ETL Developer
11 5 (2.58%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.58%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.59%) .NET
2 21 (10.82%) HTML
3 19 (9.79%) .NET Framework
4 17 (8.76%) XML
5 11 (5.67%) CSS
6 8 (4.12%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.09%) SOAP
8 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.58%) XSL
8 5 (2.58%) XSLT
8 5 (2.58%) WCF
9 4 (2.06%) LINQ
9 4 (2.06%) jQuery
9 4 (2.06%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.06%) POCO
9 4 (2.06%) Web Services
10 3 (1.55%) Flash
10 3 (1.55%) HTML5
10 3 (1.55%) RESTful
10 3 (1.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.12%) Visualisation
3 7 (3.61%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.06%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.55%) Open Source
6 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.03%) CMDB
7 2 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.03%) IPTV
8 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.28%) UNIX
2 14 (7.22%) Linux
3 11 (5.67%) Windows
4 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.03%) zOS
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.68%) BDD
3 43 (22.16%) E-Commerce
4 31 (15.98%) Project Management
5 30 (15.46%) Scrum
6 26 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (12.89%) Manual Testing
8 24 (12.37%) Coaching
9 22 (11.34%) Software Testing
10 21 (10.82%) ETL
11 19 (9.79%) Analytics
12 18 (9.28%) Test Strategy
13 16 (8.25%) Mentoring
14 15 (7.73%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.73%) Configuration Management
14 15 (7.73%) Requirements Analysis
15 14 (7.22%) TDD
15 14 (7.22%) Regression Testing
16 13 (6.70%) Test Scripting
16 13 (6.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.32%) SQL
2 43 (22.16%) C#
3 17 (8.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.76%) Ruby
4 13 (6.70%) Java
5 12 (6.19%) Python
6 8 (4.12%) C
7 7 (3.61%) C++
7 7 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.06%) VBScript
10 3 (1.55%) PHP
11 2 (1.03%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) COBOL
11 2 (1.03%) VB
11 2 (1.03%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.03%) REXX
11 2 (1.03%) JCL
11 2 (1.03%) Jython
12 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) ISEB
2 11 (5.67%) Degree
3 10 (5.15%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CISA
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.09%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.89%) Oracle
3 21 (10.82%) SAP
4 11 (5.67%) Perforce
5 9 (4.64%) Tableau
6 6 (3.09%) HP
7 3 (1.55%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.55%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.55%) webMethods
7 3 (1.55%) IBM
7 3 (1.55%) VMware
8 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.52%) ESRI
9 1 (0.52%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.52%) Siebel
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) Citrix
9 1 (0.52%) Software AG
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