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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 99 90 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.90% 3.40% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.08% 43.90% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 62 38
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£397 £405 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +17.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.52% +35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
QA
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
241 205 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.49% 7.74% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 121 101
Average daily rate £375 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £480 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.63 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £43.50 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -17.50%

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 4 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 4 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 +17 43 £350 -12.50% 24
Hertfordshire +14 24 £310 -22.50% 12
Suffolk +3 11 £475 +11.76% 7
Bedfordshire -4 11 £500 +53.84% 4
Norfolk - 7 £300 - 2
Essex -17 5 £513 +20.58% 6
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 4 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 86 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.13%) Finance
2 54 (28.13%) SQL
3 39 (20.31%) BDD
4 38 (19.79%) Scrum
5 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
6 36 (18.75%) C#
6 36 (18.75%) .NET
6 36 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 34 (17.71%) Selenium
8 33 (17.19%) SpecFlow
9 32 (16.67%) Project Management
10 27 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (13.54%) Oracle
12 23 (11.98%) WebDriver
13 22 (11.46%) .NET Framework
13 22 (11.46%) JIRA
13 22 (11.46%) XML
13 22 (11.46%) Software Testing
14 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
15 20 (10.42%) SAP
16 19 (9.90%) JavaScript
16 19 (9.90%) UNIX
16 19 (9.90%) ETL
16 19 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (9.90%) ISEB
16 19 (9.90%) Coaching
17 18 (9.38%) Analytics
17 18 (9.38%) Manual Testing
17 18 (9.38%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 7 (3.65%) IIS
2 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.04%) Confluence
3 2 (1.04%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.04%) CICS
3 2 (1.04%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) JBoss
4 1 (0.52%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.52%) Liferay
4 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.17%) MS Office
3 5 (2.60%) Mingle
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (3.65%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.52%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.25%) Internet
2 8 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.60%) LAN
3 5 (2.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.69%) Snowflake Schema
3 9 (4.69%) DB2
4 8 (4.17%) QlikView
5 7 (3.65%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.60%) DataStage
6 5 (2.60%) OLAP
7 4 (2.08%) Spotfire
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.56%) MySQL
8 3 (1.56%) MS Access
8 3 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 34 (17.71%) Selenium
2 33 (17.19%) SpecFlow
3 23 (11.98%) WebDriver
4 22 (11.46%) JIRA
5 12 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (2.60%) Subversion
7 4 (2.08%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.08%) FxCop
7 4 (2.08%) StyleCop
8 3 (1.56%) Maven
8 3 (1.56%) Ant
8 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.04%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.04%) LSMW
10 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (28.13%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Retail
3 10 (5.21%) Banking
4 8 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (38.54%) Analyst
2 34 (17.71%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.19%) Developer
4 17 (8.85%) QA Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.77%) Consultant
6 12 (6.25%) Tester
7 10 (5.21%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.21%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) Test Consultant
9 8 (4.17%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Integration Manager
11 5 (2.60%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.60%) Integration Project Manager
11 5 (2.60%) Senior QA Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.75%) .NET
2 22 (11.46%) .NET Framework
2 22 (11.46%) XML
3 18 (9.38%) HTML
4 12 (6.25%) CSS
5 9 (4.69%) XSLT
5 9 (4.69%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.17%) WCF
6 8 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.17%) XSL
7 7 (3.65%) POCO
7 7 (3.65%) LINQ
8 6 (3.13%) SOAP
9 4 (2.08%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.56%) Web Services
10 3 (1.56%) J2EE
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (1.56%) jQuery
11 2 (1.04%) ISPF
11 2 (1.04%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.65%) Client/Server
2 7 (3.65%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.08%) Streaming Media
4 4 (2.08%) Open Source
5 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.56%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.04%) IPTV
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) CMDB
6 2 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.04%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.04%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.04%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.52%) AS400
7 1 (0.52%) EFT
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.90%) UNIX
2 17 (8.85%) Windows
3 16 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.04%) zOS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.31%) BDD
3 38 (19.79%) Scrum
4 36 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 32 (16.67%) Project Management
6 27 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (11.46%) Software Testing
8 19 (9.90%) ETL
8 19 (9.90%) Coaching
9 18 (9.38%) Analytics
9 18 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 17 (8.85%) Configuration Management
10 17 (8.85%) Test Strategy
10 17 (8.85%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.33%) Regression Testing
12 14 (7.29%) Test Scripting
13 13 (6.77%) Waterfall
13 13 (6.77%) ERP
13 13 (6.77%) Change Management
14 11 (5.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.13%) SQL
2 36 (18.75%) C#
3 19 (9.90%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.33%) Ruby
5 12 (6.25%) Python
5 12 (6.25%) Java
6 10 (5.21%) C
7 9 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.69%) C++
8 8 (4.17%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.65%) VBScript
10 4 (2.08%) Perl
11 2 (1.04%) VB
11 2 (1.04%) COBOL
11 2 (1.04%) REXX
11 2 (1.04%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.04%) JCL
11 2 (1.04%) Jython
12 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (9.90%) ISEB
2 10 (5.21%) Degree
2 10 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) VCP4
5 2 (1.04%) AAT
5 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.04%) ACCA
5 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.04%) CIMA
6 1 (0.52%) CISA
6 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.13%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.54%) Oracle
3 20 (10.42%) SAP
4 9 (4.69%) Perforce
5 8 (4.17%) Tableau
6 6 (3.13%) HP
7 4 (2.08%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.56%) webMethods
9 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.04%) Cognos
9 2 (1.04%) Adobe
9 2 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.04%) Informatica
9 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.04%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.04%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.04%) Teradata
9 2 (1.04%) VMware
10 1 (0.52%) ATG
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Chelmsford, Essex
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Rate: £150.00 per week
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QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
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QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
Posted: 21 days ago