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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 64 109 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.32% 3.62% 3.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.22% 49.55% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 65 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
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 £35.75 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+11.71% +19.62%
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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
187 220 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.77% 7.30% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 123 81
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £142 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £474 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +14 24 £475 +58.33% 23
Hertfordshire -11 19 £400 -3.03% 7
Essex -8 9 £400 -2.43% 7
Bedfordshire -10 6 £445 +36.92% 2
Norfolk - 6 £317 - 2
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.57%) Finance
3 43 (25.60%) C#
4 42 (25.00%) BDD
5 41 (24.40%) Selenium
6 40 (23.81%) SpecFlow
6 40 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 39 (23.21%) SQL
8 35 (20.83%) .NET
9 32 (19.05%) WebDriver
10 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 24 (14.29%) Project Management
11 24 (14.29%) Scrum
12 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
13 19 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (11.31%) Coaching
14 18 (10.71%) Oracle
14 18 (10.71%) .NET Framework
15 17 (10.12%) Ruby
15 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
16 16 (9.52%) HTML
16 16 (9.52%) SAP
16 16 (9.52%) Software Testing
16 16 (9.52%) Analytics
17 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (8.93%) Retail
17 15 (8.93%) Java
17 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
18 14 (8.33%) ETL
18 14 (8.33%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) CICS
2 2 (1.19%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.19%) IIS
2 2 (1.19%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.38%) Magento
3 3 (1.79%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) AWD
4 1 (0.60%) Maximo
4 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) LAN
1 5 (2.98%) WAN
2 4 (2.38%) Internet
3 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.79%) Wireless
4 2 (1.19%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) FTP
5 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.36%) Snowflake Schema
3 7 (4.17%) Star Schema
3 7 (4.17%) QlikView
4 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.57%) DB2
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.38%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.79%) Spotfire
6 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.79%) OLAP
7 2 (1.19%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) dBASE
8 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 41 (24.40%) Selenium
2 40 (23.81%) SpecFlow
3 32 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 10 (5.95%) JIRA
4 10 (5.95%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.17%) Subversion
6 5 (2.98%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.38%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.79%) Appium
8 3 (1.79%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.79%) JBehave
8 3 (1.79%) JMeter
8 3 (1.79%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.79%) LSMW
9 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 48 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Retail
3 10 (5.95%) Banking
4 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (40.48%) Analyst
2 38 (22.62%) Test Analyst
3 20 (11.90%) Tester
3 20 (11.90%) Developer
4 12 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 8 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.76%) Consultant
5 8 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 7 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.57%) Test Consultant
7 6 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) QA Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) Integration Project Manager
8 5 (2.98%) QA Tester
8 5 (2.98%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.83%) .NET
2 18 (10.71%) .NET Framework
3 16 (9.52%) HTML
4 12 (7.14%) XML
5 10 (5.95%) CSS
6 6 (3.57%) SOAP
6 6 (3.57%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.98%) jQuery
8 4 (2.38%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.38%) WCF
8 4 (2.38%) RESTful
8 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.38%) Web Services
8 4 (2.38%) Flash
9 3 (1.79%) XSL
9 3 (1.79%) XSLT
9 3 (1.79%) HTML5
9 3 (1.79%) REST
9 3 (1.79%) CSS3
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.79%) SWIFT
4 3 (1.79%) CMDB
5 2 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) EFT
6 1 (0.60%) NHS
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) EPoS
6 1 (0.60%) EMV
6 1 (0.60%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.74%) UNIX
2 7 (4.17%) Windows
2 7 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.19%) zOS
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.00%) BDD
3 40 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 24 (14.29%) Project Management
4 24 (14.29%) Scrum
5 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
6 19 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (11.31%) Coaching
7 16 (9.52%) Analytics
7 16 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 14 (8.33%) ETL
8 14 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 13 (7.74%) TDD
9 13 (7.74%) Requirements Analysis
9 13 (7.74%) Test Scripting
9 13 (7.74%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.95%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.36%) Business Analysis
11 9 (5.36%) Regression Testing
11 9 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.60%) C#
2 39 (23.21%) SQL
3 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.12%) Ruby
4 15 (8.93%) Java
5 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.98%) Python
7 4 (2.38%) PHP
8 2 (1.19%) C
8 2 (1.19%) C++
8 2 (1.19%) COBOL
8 2 (1.19%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.19%) REXX
8 2 (1.19%) VBScript
8 2 (1.19%) VB
8 2 (1.19%) JCL
8 2 (1.19%) Jython
9 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.60%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) ISEB
3 8 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CISA
8 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.71%) Oracle
3 16 (9.52%) SAP
4 7 (4.17%) Tableau
5 6 (3.57%) Perforce
6 4 (2.38%) HP
6 4 (2.38%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.79%) webMethods
7 3 (1.79%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.79%) VMware
7 3 (1.79%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.79%) IBM
8 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.60%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.60%) ESRI
9 1 (0.60%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.60%) Macrovision
9 1 (0.60%) Google
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