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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East of England
Rank 47 61 39
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing QA 84 60 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.95% 2.58% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 25.42% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 35 45
Median daily rate £381 £375 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £465 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.00 £27.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.90% -21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
189 236 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.88% 10.15% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 144 164
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +104.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £62.55 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 +1 25 £425 +8.97% 8
Bedfordshire +15 20 £450 +9.09% 2
Essex +3 15 £350 - 5
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £325 +18.18% 19
Suffolk -3 7 £325 -7.14% 2
Norfolk +10 4 £325 -9.09% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 105 (69.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.05%) TDD
3 63 (41.72%) BDD
4 48 (31.79%) Cucumber
4 48 (31.79%) Java
5 47 (31.13%) JIRA
5 47 (31.13%) Selenium
6 45 (29.80%) Test Automation
7 36 (23.84%) ATDD
7 36 (23.84%) Finance
8 34 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (22.52%) Jenkins
9 30 (19.87%) C#
9 30 (19.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (19.21%) WebDriver
11 27 (17.88%) Git (software)
11 27 (17.88%) SDET
11 27 (17.88%) Python
11 27 (17.88%) Regression Testing
12 26 (17.22%) Appium
13 25 (16.56%) Ruby
14 23 (15.23%) Scrum
14 23 (15.23%) SQL
14 23 (15.23%) API Testing
15 22 (14.57%) Gherkin
15 22 (14.57%) E-Commerce
16 21 (13.91%) SoapUI
16 21 (13.91%) Automation Testing
16 21 (13.91%) JBehave
17 20 (13.25%) DevOps

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 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.99%) Confluence
2 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.65%) Magento
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.32%) Unica
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.66%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) Internet
2 5 (3.31%) FTP
3 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.32%) Firewall
3 2 (1.32%) SAN
3 2 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.65%) DB2
2 4 (2.65%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.66%) Power BI
5 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 48 (31.79%) Cucumber
2 47 (31.13%) JIRA
2 47 (31.13%) Selenium
3 34 (22.52%) Jenkins
4 29 (19.21%) WebDriver
5 27 (17.88%) Git (software)
6 26 (17.22%) Appium
7 21 (13.91%) JBehave
7 21 (13.91%) SoapUI
8 20 (13.25%) Maven
9 18 (11.92%) TeamCity
10 17 (11.26%) Ant
11 15 (9.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (9.27%) Calabash
12 14 (9.27%) Gradle
13 13 (8.61%) SpecFlow
14 12 (7.95%) JUnit
15 11 (7.28%) JMeter
16 8 (5.30%) Eclipse
16 8 (5.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (23.84%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Retail
3 8 (5.30%) Back Office
3 8 (5.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Marketing
5 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (21.85%) Analyst
2 32 (21.19%) Developer
3 26 (17.22%) Test Engineer
4 23 (15.23%) Tester
5 22 (14.57%) Test Analyst
5 22 (14.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Applications Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.28%) QA Analyst
8 10 (6.62%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Java Automation Tester
9 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.64%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Performance Tester
10 7 (4.64%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 7 (4.64%) Selenium Tester
11 6 (3.97%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.57%) Gherkin
2 9 (5.96%) XML
3 8 (5.30%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.64%) HTML
4 7 (4.64%) RESTful
4 7 (4.64%) Web Services
5 6 (3.97%) REST
6 5 (3.31%) Node.js
7 4 (2.65%) .NET
7 4 (2.65%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.65%) CSS
7 4 (2.65%) J2EE
7 4 (2.65%) Kendo UI
7 4 (2.65%) NHibernate
7 4 (2.65%) Spring
7 4 (2.65%) WCF
8 3 (1.99%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.99%) HTML5
8 3 (1.99%) Middleware
9 2 (1.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.60%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.27%) Data Structures
4 13 (8.61%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.97%) EFT
6 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.99%) NHS
7 3 (1.99%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) FMCG
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) EPoS
9 1 (0.66%) iPad
9 1 (0.66%) Life Science
9 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) Unix
2 12 (7.95%) Linux
3 9 (5.96%) Windows
4 6 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.31%) Android
6 4 (2.65%) Solaris
7 3 (1.99%) AIX
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (69.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.05%) TDD
3 63 (41.72%) BDD
4 45 (29.80%) Test Automation
5 36 (23.84%) ATDD
6 34 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (19.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (17.88%) Regression Testing
9 23 (15.23%) API Testing
9 23 (15.23%) Scrum
10 22 (14.57%) E-Commerce
11 21 (13.91%) Automation Testing
12 20 (13.25%) DevOps
13 18 (11.92%) Software Engineering
14 17 (11.26%) Performance Testing
15 16 (10.60%) Defect Management
15 16 (10.60%) SDLC
15 16 (10.60%) Software Testing
15 16 (10.60%) Test Scripting
16 15 (9.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.79%) Java
2 30 (19.87%) C#
3 27 (17.88%) Python
4 25 (16.56%) Ruby
5 23 (15.23%) SQL
6 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.95%) Clojure
7 12 (7.95%) Go
7 12 (7.95%) Rust
8 11 (7.28%) Perl
9 8 (5.30%) F#
10 5 (3.31%) C
10 5 (3.31%) C++
11 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.66%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.66%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (9.27%) Degree
2 9 (5.96%) ISEB
3 8 (5.30%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) APMP
7 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.66%) HNC
7 1 (0.66%) HND
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.66%) PMP
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.88%) SDET
2 2 (1.32%) HL7
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) KVM
2 2 (1.32%) LXC
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) Ansible
1 14 (9.27%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (9.27%) Puppet
2 3 (1.99%) Control-M
3 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.66%) Nagios
4 1 (0.66%) OpenView
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.66%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 18 (11.92%) Oracle
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.95%) Xamarin
4 10 (6.62%) IBM
5 4 (2.65%) hybris
5 4 (2.65%) SAP
5 4 (2.65%) Telerik
6 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.99%) Dell
6 3 (1.99%) VMware
7 2 (1.32%) Brocade
7 2 (1.32%) CA
7 2 (1.32%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.32%) Vyatta
7 2 (1.32%) webMethods
8 1 (0.66%) HP
8 1 (0.66%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.66%) Informatica
8 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.66%) WSO2
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