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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 71 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 74 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.38% 2.93% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.83% 40.57% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 58
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
240 175 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.72% 7.23% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 108
Average daily rate £363 £340 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 33
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £11.73 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £38.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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
Hertfordshire -5 23 £365 -8.75% 8
Suffolk -5 14 £450 +16.12%
Cambridgeshire -19 13 £318 -3.78% 18
Essex -3 9 £325 -7.14% 6
Bedfordshire -18 8 £458 +40.76% 6
Norfolk -6 7 £350 - 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 57 (30.98%) Finance
2 53 (28.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 52 (28.26%) .NET
4 45 (24.46%) SQL
5 34 (18.48%) ASP.NET
6 32 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (16.85%) C#
8 28 (15.22%) XML
9 27 (14.67%) Project Management
9 27 (14.67%) Test Scripting
10 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
10 25 (13.59%) SQL Server
11 24 (13.04%) HP
12 23 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 23 (12.50%) CSS
12 23 (12.50%) OO
12 23 (12.50%) WCF
13 22 (11.96%) ETL
14 21 (11.41%) MVC
14 21 (11.41%) Unit Testing
14 21 (11.41%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (10.33%) JIRA
16 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
17 18 (9.78%) Oracle
17 18 (9.78%) HTML
17 18 (9.78%) Scrum
17 18 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (7.07%) IIS
2 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) CMS
3 4 (2.17%) Apache
4 3 (1.63%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.63%) WordPress
4 3 (1.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.54%) Lync
5 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.17%) MS Project
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.54%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.54%) Agresso
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) Internet
2 8 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.54%) SMS
4 1 (0.54%) FTP
4 1 (0.54%) SNMP
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) CTI
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.17%) MySQL
7 3 (1.63%) DTS
8 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.54%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.54%) MS Access
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.54%) SimpleDB
9 1 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (10.33%) JIRA
2 17 (9.24%) Selenium
3 9 (4.89%) SoapUI
4 8 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.80%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.72%) StyleCop
7 5 (2.72%) FxCop
8 4 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.63%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.09%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.09%) JMeter
11 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.54%) Maven
11 1 (0.54%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.54%) Ant
General
1 57 (30.98%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Legal
2 9 (4.89%) Retail
3 4 (2.17%) Banking
3 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.63%) Marketing
4 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) Advertising
5 2 (1.09%) Publishing
5 2 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (35.33%) Analyst
2 48 (26.09%) Developer
3 23 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Business Analyst
4 21 (11.41%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.24%) Tester
6 13 (7.07%) Systems Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.98%) QA Tester
8 11 (5.98%) QA Analyst
9 10 (5.43%) Coordinator
9 10 (5.43%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) QA Manager
10 9 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.35%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (28.26%) .NET
2 34 (18.48%) ASP.NET
3 28 (15.22%) XML
4 23 (12.50%) CSS
4 23 (12.50%) WCF
5 20 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (9.78%) HTML
7 15 (8.15%) Web Services
8 13 (7.07%) jQuery
9 11 (5.98%) .NET Framework
10 10 (5.43%) XSL
10 10 (5.43%) XSLT
11 9 (4.89%) MDX
11 9 (4.89%) HTML5
12 6 (3.26%) CSS3
12 6 (3.26%) XSD
12 6 (3.26%) Ajax
13 5 (2.72%) JSON
13 5 (2.72%) POCO
13 5 (2.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
1 4 (2.17%) Open Source
1 4 (2.17%) NHS
1 4 (2.17%) Informatics
2 3 (1.63%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (1.09%) Wiki
3 2 (1.09%) Statistics
3 2 (1.09%) AS400
3 2 (1.09%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.54%) IPTV
4 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.54%) MPEG
4 1 (0.54%) EMV
4 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.43%) Linux
2 7 (3.80%) UNIX
2 7 (3.80%) Windows
3 3 (1.63%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.67%) Project Management
3 27 (14.67%) Test Scripting
4 23 (12.50%) OO
5 22 (11.96%) ETL
6 21 (11.41%) MVC
6 21 (11.41%) Unit Testing
7 18 (9.78%) Scrum
8 16 (8.70%) Migration
9 15 (8.15%) Integration Testing
10 14 (7.61%) TDD
11 13 (7.07%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.07%) System Testing
12 12 (6.52%) Data Migration
12 12 (6.52%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.52%) User Stories
12 12 (6.52%) OOP
12 12 (6.52%) Validation
13 11 (5.98%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.46%) SQL
2 31 (16.85%) C#
3 23 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.15%) Java
5 11 (5.98%) VBScript
6 8 (4.35%) VB
6 8 (4.35%) Python
7 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.26%) VB6
8 5 (2.72%) C
9 4 (2.17%) Ruby
10 3 (1.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) Perl
12 1 (0.54%) FQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.52%) ISEB
2 9 (4.89%) Degree
3 7 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.09%) PMP
5 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CEH
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 21 (11.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.04%) HP
3 18 (9.78%) Oracle
4 9 (4.89%) SAP
5 4 (2.17%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.63%) Apple
6 3 (1.63%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.63%) Twitter
7 2 (1.09%) TSYS
7 2 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (0.54%) Perforce
8 1 (0.54%) FatWire
8 1 (0.54%) IBM
8 1 (0.54%) Software AG
8 1 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix
8 1 (0.54%) webMethods
8 1 (0.54%) Primavera
8 1 (0.54%) Vignette
8 1 (0.54%) Cognos
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Essex
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Bedfordshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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