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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 39 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 72 104 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.98% 4.12% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.69% 38.24% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 52
Average daily rate £388 £388 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +56.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.50 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
260 272 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.77% 10.77% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 164 128
Average daily rate £418 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 30
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +92.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £13.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £45.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire -1 26 £401 +7.00% 9
Bedfordshire +14 15 £413 -17.50% 3
Essex +4 11 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire -22 11 £275 -22.80% 14
Norfolk -10 5 £358 +19.16%
Suffolk -3 4 - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 63 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.13%) SQL
3 30 (20.41%) Test Scripting
4 26 (17.69%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.33%) SDLC
5 24 (16.33%) HTML
5 24 (16.33%) Finance
5 24 (16.33%) Selenium
6 23 (15.65%) XML
7 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
8 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
9 19 (12.93%) Unix
9 19 (12.93%) Automated Testing
9 19 (12.93%) Coaching
10 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (12.24%) ISEB
11 17 (11.56%) Scrum
11 17 (11.56%) TDD
11 17 (11.56%) RESTful
12 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (10.88%) BDD
13 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
14 14 (9.52%) Retail
14 14 (9.52%) DB2
14 14 (9.52%) Java
14 14 (9.52%) C#
15 13 (8.84%) Web Services
15 13 (8.84%) WebDriver
16 12 (8.16%) Magento
16 12 (8.16%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (1.36%) Apache
1 2 (1.36%) CMS
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.68%) CICS
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.40%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Magento
2 6 (4.08%) SAP BPC
3 3 (2.04%) Maximo
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.04%) VoIP
2 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.36%) DPNSS
3 2 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) FTP
3 2 (1.36%) H.323
3 2 (1.36%) MGCP
3 2 (1.36%) PSTN
3 2 (1.36%) QSIG
3 2 (1.36%) SS7
3 2 (1.36%) WAN
4 1 (0.68%) Extranet
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.52%) DB2
2 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.76%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (4.08%) SAP BW
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Big Data
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.68%) MySQL
10 1 (0.68%) QlikView
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) Selenium
2 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.84%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.16%) Subversion
5 11 (7.48%) Appium
6 10 (6.80%) PHPUnit
7 7 (4.76%) JIRA
8 6 (4.08%) JBehave
8 6 (4.08%) JMeter
8 6 (4.08%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.72%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.04%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.04%) Protractor
12 2 (1.36%) FogBugz
12 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (16.33%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.08%) Advertising
5 3 (2.04%) Games
5 3 (2.04%) Local Government
6 2 (1.36%) Back Office
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Analyst
2 24 (16.33%) Tester
3 14 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Consultant
5 12 (8.16%) Automation Tester
5 12 (8.16%) Selenium Tester
6 11 (7.48%) Web Tester
7 8 (5.44%) Architect
7 8 (5.44%) Developer
7 8 (5.44%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Data Business Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) QA Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) SAP BPC Consultant
9 5 (3.40%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (3.40%) Scrum Master
9 5 (3.40%) Test Architect
9 5 (3.40%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.40%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) HTML
2 23 (15.65%) XML
3 17 (11.56%) RESTful
4 13 (8.84%) Web Services
5 9 (6.12%) jQuery
6 8 (5.44%) .NET
6 8 (5.44%) CSS
7 7 (4.76%) CSS3
7 7 (4.76%) Flash
7 7 (4.76%) HTML5
8 6 (4.08%) Behat
9 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.04%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.04%) J2EE
11 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.36%) JSON
11 2 (1.36%) WCF
11 2 (1.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) Life Science
2 4 (2.72%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.04%) CMDB
3 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.04%) User Experience
4 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.36%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.36%) NHS
4 2 (1.36%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) FMCG
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) Online Games
5 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.93%) Unix
2 10 (6.80%) Linux
3 7 (4.76%) Windows
4 2 (1.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.41%) Test Scripting
3 26 (17.69%) Test Automation
4 24 (16.33%) SDLC
5 19 (12.93%) Automated Testing
5 19 (12.93%) Coaching
6 17 (11.56%) Scrum
6 17 (11.56%) TDD
7 16 (10.88%) BDD
7 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.16%) Document Management
8 12 (8.16%) Manual Testing
8 12 (8.16%) Performance Testing
9 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (6.80%) Defect Management
10 10 (6.80%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (6.80%) Project Management
10 10 (6.80%) Release Management
11 9 (6.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.13%) SQL
2 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.52%) C#
3 14 (9.52%) Java
4 11 (7.48%) PHP
5 6 (4.08%) C
6 3 (2.04%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.36%) C++
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) Ruby
7 2 (1.36%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) C++/CLI
8 1 (0.68%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) REXX
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) ISEB
2 12 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.44%) Degree
5 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.36%) CCNA
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) COBIT
1 4 (2.72%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.04%) ISO26262
2 3 (2.04%) MISRA
2 3 (2.04%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) RACF
1 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (0.68%) vSphere
1 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.36%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.68%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.44%) Oracle
2 8 (5.44%) SAP
3 6 (4.08%) HP
4 4 (2.72%) IBM
5 3 (2.04%) Cisco
6 2 (1.36%) Citrix
6 2 (1.36%) F5
6 2 (1.36%) Juniper
6 2 (1.36%) Remedy
6 2 (1.36%) SonicWALL
6 2 (1.36%) Splunk
6 2 (1.36%) Sun
6 2 (1.36%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.68%) NetApp
7 1 (0.68%) Talend
7 1 (0.68%) VMware
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