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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 88 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 72 56 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.84% 1.90% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.17% 21.62% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 58
Median daily rate £450 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £8.63 £35.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
231 259 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.12% 8.80% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 157 147
Median daily rate £400 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £22.70 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £47.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +4.88%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hertfordshire +18 18 £450 +20.00% 6
Suffolk +8 17 £475 +11.76% 4
Bedfordshire +14 14 £244 - 5
Essex -1 10 £425 +6.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £375 +45.63% 9
East Anglia +1 5 £425 -
Norfolk -3 2 £450 +5.88%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.27%) SQL
3 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.80%) SDLC
5 20 (16.95%) Finance
6 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
7 18 (15.25%) Retail
7 18 (15.25%) Test Scripting
8 17 (14.41%) Java
8 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
9 16 (13.56%) Oracle
9 16 (13.56%) HTML
9 16 (13.56%) CSS
9 16 (13.56%) Selenium
10 15 (12.71%) Test Automation
11 14 (11.86%) Git (software)
11 14 (11.86%) JIRA
11 14 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (11.02%) Scrum
12 13 (11.02%) Coaching
12 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
13 12 (10.17%) V-Model
13 12 (10.17%) WebDriver
13 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
13 12 (10.17%) TDD
13 12 (10.17%) Automated Testing
14 11 (9.32%) C#
14 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
14 11 (9.32%) BDD
14 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.63%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) CICS
3 1 (0.85%) MTS
3 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) MS Office
3 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Magento
2 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Maximo
4 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
1 3 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.63%) DB2
4 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.54%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.56%) Selenium
2 14 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.86%) JIRA
3 12 (10.17%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.63%) Subversion
4 9 (7.63%) Zephyr
5 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.93%) Appium
6 7 (5.93%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.93%) JMeter
7 5 (4.24%) NUnit
7 5 (4.24%) PHPUnit
7 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.39%) JUnit
8 4 (3.39%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.39%) RSpec
9 3 (2.54%) Protractor
10 2 (1.69%) Grunt
10 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Retail
3 6 (5.08%) Games
4 3 (2.54%) Advertising
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
4 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.69%) French Language
5 2 (1.69%) German Language
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.85%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Analyst
2 17 (14.41%) Tester
3 16 (13.56%) Test Manager
4 12 (10.17%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.17%) Developer
5 11 (9.32%) Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Consultant
7 8 (6.78%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (6.78%) Selenium Tester
8 7 (5.93%) QA Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Test Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Data Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.24%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.56%) CSS
1 16 (13.56%) HTML
2 10 (8.47%) jQuery
2 10 (8.47%) XML
3 9 (7.63%) RESTful
4 8 (6.78%) .NET
5 7 (5.93%) Gherkin
6 5 (4.24%) Behat
6 5 (4.24%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.24%) HTML5
6 5 (4.24%) REST
6 5 (4.24%) Spring
7 4 (3.39%) Middleware
7 4 (3.39%) SOAP
8 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.54%) CSS3
8 3 (2.54%) Flash
8 3 (2.54%) J2EE
8 3 (2.54%) WCF
8 3 (2.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.08%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.39%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Unix
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
2 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.80%) SDLC
3 18 (15.25%) Test Scripting
4 15 (12.71%) Test Automation
5 14 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.02%) Coaching
6 13 (11.02%) Scrum
7 12 (10.17%) Automated Testing
7 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
7 12 (10.17%) TDD
7 12 (10.17%) V-Model
8 11 (9.32%) BDD
8 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.47%) Performance Testing
9 10 (8.47%) SOA
9 10 (8.47%) Test Management
10 9 (7.63%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.78%) CRM
11 8 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.27%) SQL
2 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.41%) Java
4 11 (9.32%) C#
5 6 (5.08%) Ruby
6 5 (4.24%) PHP
7 4 (3.39%) C++
7 4 (3.39%) Python
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.85%) JCL
8 1 (0.85%) REXX
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) ISEB
2 5 (4.24%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.85%) GAMP
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.69%) Xen
3 1 (0.85%) RACF
3 1 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.56%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Citrix
4 4 (3.39%) HP
4 4 (3.39%) SAP
5 3 (2.54%) JDA
6 2 (1.69%) Adobe
6 2 (1.69%) IBM
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) IFS
7 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.85%) Sage
7 1 (0.85%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) Tableau
7 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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