The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 85 65 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.79% 2.74% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.20% 37.14% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 62
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
264 175 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.67% 7.37% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 94 106
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 31
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.14 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
QA
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +5 22 £365 -8.75% 9
Suffolk +1 20 £450 +63.63% 3
Cambridgeshire -17 15 £425 +23.63% 13
Essex +6 11 £350 +9.80% 2
Norfolk -10 9 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire -21 8 £364 +11.92% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (30.05%) Finance
2 56 (29.02%) .NET
3 53 (27.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (23.32%) SQL
5 34 (17.62%) C#
6 33 (17.10%) ASP.NET
6 33 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (15.03%) XML
7 29 (15.03%) Test Scripting
8 28 (14.51%) Project Management
8 28 (14.51%) Microsoft
9 26 (13.47%) OO
10 25 (12.95%) SQL Server
11 24 (12.44%) JavaScript
11 24 (12.44%) HP
12 23 (11.92%) ETL
12 23 (11.92%) CSS
12 23 (11.92%) WCF
13 22 (11.40%) Selenium
13 22 (11.40%) JIRA
13 22 (11.40%) Unit Testing
14 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
14 21 (10.88%) MVC
15 20 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (8.81%) HTML
18 17 (8.81%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (7.25%) IIS
2 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.59%) CMS
4 4 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.04%) Drupal
6 2 (1.04%) WordPress
7 1 (0.52%) Lync
7 1 (0.52%) Node.js
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.11%) MS Project
3 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.52%) Agresso
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) Internet
2 8 (4.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.59%) HTTP
4 2 (1.04%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) CTI
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) IPv4
5 1 (0.52%) IPv6
5 1 (0.52%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.55%) DTS
7 3 (1.55%) MySQL
8 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.52%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.52%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) JIRA
1 22 (11.40%) Selenium
2 10 (5.18%) SoapUI
2 10 (5.18%) SpecFlow
2 10 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.63%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.59%) FxCop
5 5 (2.59%) StyleCop
6 4 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.07%) JMeter
7 3 (1.55%) JUnit
7 3 (1.55%) RSpec
7 3 (1.55%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.55%) NUnit
7 3 (1.55%) MSTest
7 3 (1.55%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.55%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 58 (30.05%) Finance
2 9 (4.66%) Retail
3 8 (4.15%) Legal
4 6 (3.11%) Marketing
5 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.07%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (34.72%) Analyst
2 45 (23.32%) Developer
3 23 (11.92%) .NET Developer
4 22 (11.40%) Test Analyst
4 22 (11.40%) Business Analyst
5 18 (9.33%) Tester
6 12 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.22%) Systems Analyst
6 12 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.22%) QA Analyst
7 10 (5.18%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (5.18%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.18%) QA Tester
7 10 (5.18%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.66%) QA Manager
8 9 (4.66%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (29.02%) .NET
2 33 (17.10%) ASP.NET
3 29 (15.03%) XML
4 23 (11.92%) CSS
4 23 (11.92%) WCF
5 19 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (8.81%) HTML
7 15 (7.77%) Web Services
8 12 (6.22%) XSLT
8 12 (6.22%) jQuery
9 11 (5.70%) XSL
9 11 (5.70%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.66%) MDX
11 8 (4.15%) HTML5
12 6 (3.11%) Ajax
12 6 (3.11%) XSD
13 5 (2.59%) LINQ
13 5 (2.59%) POCO
13 5 (2.59%) CSS3
14 4 (2.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.07%) NHS
2 4 (2.07%) Informatics
2 4 (2.07%) Open Source
3 3 (1.55%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.04%) Wiki
4 2 (1.04%) Statistics
4 2 (1.04%) AS400
4 2 (1.04%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.52%) IPTV
5 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.52%) MPEG
5 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.66%) Linux
2 8 (4.15%) Windows
3 6 (3.11%) UNIX
4 3 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.03%) Test Scripting
4 28 (14.51%) Project Management
5 26 (13.47%) OO
6 23 (11.92%) ETL
7 22 (11.40%) Unit Testing
8 21 (10.88%) MVC
9 17 (8.81%) Migration
9 17 (8.81%) Scrum
10 16 (8.29%) TDD
11 15 (7.77%) Integration Testing
11 15 (7.77%) System Testing
11 15 (7.77%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.74%) Waterfall
12 13 (6.74%) Data Migration
12 13 (6.74%) OOP
13 12 (6.22%) Validation
13 12 (6.22%) Data Analysis
13 12 (6.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.32%) SQL
2 34 (17.62%) C#
3 24 (12.44%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.22%) Java
4 12 (6.22%) VBScript
5 8 (4.15%) VB
5 8 (4.15%) Python
6 7 (3.63%) VB6
7 6 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.59%) C
9 4 (2.07%) Ruby
10 3 (1.55%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.52%) Perl
12 1 (0.52%) XPath
12 1 (0.52%) FQL
12 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (5.70%) ISEB
2 9 (4.66%) Degree
3 7 (3.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.04%) PMP
5 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CISM
6 1 (0.52%) CEH
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.44%) HP
3 16 (8.29%) Oracle
4 9 (4.66%) SAP
5 4 (2.07%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.55%) Apple
6 3 (1.55%) Endeca
6 3 (1.55%) Unica
6 3 (1.55%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.55%) Twitter
7 2 (1.04%) TSYS
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Vignette
8 1 (0.52%) JBoss
8 1 (0.52%) Cognos
8 1 (0.52%) Progress
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) webMethods
8 1 (0.52%) Primavera
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