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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 79 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing QA 64 55 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.60% 1.99% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.19% 23.71% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 62
Median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £8.25 £35.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.92% -4.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-62.16% +72.09%
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
227 232 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.21% 8.38% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 125 139
Median daily rate £413 £336 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.67% -11.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £20.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.07 £40.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Suffolk - 17 £475 - 3
Hertfordshire +7 16 £450 +12.50% 5
Bedfordshire +14 14 £325 -31.57% 11
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £325 -20.00% 21
Essex -3 7 £425 +63.46%
Norfolk 0 2 £450 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 52 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.58%) SQL
3 26 (22.03%) Test Scripting
4 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 21 (17.80%) Finance
5 21 (17.80%) Selenium
5 21 (17.80%) Test Automation
5 21 (17.80%) SDLC
6 20 (16.95%) HTML
7 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (14.41%) TDD
8 17 (14.41%) Retail
8 17 (14.41%) Automated Testing
8 17 (14.41%) Scrum
8 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
8 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
9 16 (13.56%) Coaching
10 15 (12.71%) WebDriver
10 15 (12.71%) XML
10 15 (12.71%) Unix
10 15 (12.71%) ISEB
11 14 (11.86%) BDD
11 14 (11.86%) RESTful
11 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (11.02%) DB2
12 13 (11.02%) Java
12 13 (11.02%) C#
13 12 (10.17%) Oracle
13 12 (10.17%) SOA

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 5 (4.24%) 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%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) MS Office
3 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Magento
2 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Maximo
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
1 2 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.02%) DB2
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.39%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.80%) Selenium
2 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.71%) WebDriver
4 12 (10.17%) Subversion
5 11 (9.32%) JIRA
6 9 (7.63%) Appium
6 9 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.78%) PHPUnit
8 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.24%) NUnit
8 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.39%) JMeter
9 4 (3.39%) JUnit
9 4 (3.39%) Protractor
9 4 (3.39%) RSpec
9 4 (3.39%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.69%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.69%) HP UFT
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 17 (14.41%) Retail
3 5 (4.24%) Games
4 4 (3.39%) Advertising
5 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.69%) German Language
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (23.73%) Analyst
2 21 (17.80%) Tester
3 12 (10.17%) Business Analyst
3 12 (10.17%) Test Manager
4 11 (9.32%) Architect
4 11 (9.32%) Automation Tester
4 11 (9.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 11 (9.32%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (8.47%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) QA Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Test Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Web Automation Tester
8 6 (5.08%) Web Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.24%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.95%) HTML
2 15 (12.71%) XML
3 14 (11.86%) RESTful
4 10 (8.47%) .NET
5 9 (7.63%) CSS
6 8 (6.78%) Behat
6 8 (6.78%) Gherkin
7 6 (5.08%) jQuery
7 6 (5.08%) Web Services
8 5 (4.24%) Middleware
8 5 (4.24%) REST
9 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.39%) Flash
9 4 (3.39%) J2EE
9 4 (3.39%) SOAP
9 4 (3.39%) WCF
10 3 (2.54%) CSS3
10 3 (2.54%) HTML5
11 2 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.54%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Unix
2 4 (3.39%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.03%) Test Scripting
3 21 (17.80%) SDLC
3 21 (17.80%) Test Automation
4 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (14.41%) Automated Testing
5 17 (14.41%) Scrum
5 17 (14.41%) TDD
6 16 (13.56%) Coaching
7 14 (11.86%) BDD
8 12 (10.17%) SOA
9 11 (9.32%) Document Management
9 11 (9.32%) User Stories
9 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.63%) Project Management
10 9 (7.63%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.78%) CRM
11 8 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.78%) ETL
11 8 (6.78%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) SQL
2 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.02%) C#
3 13 (11.02%) Java
4 8 (6.78%) PHP
5 6 (5.08%) Ruby
6 4 (3.39%) C++
6 4 (3.39%) Python
7 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
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
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) ISEB
2 5 (4.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.85%) GAMP
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.85%) MISRA
3 1 (0.85%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.69%) Xen
2 1 (0.85%) RACF
2 1 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.17%) Oracle
3 5 (4.24%) HP
4 4 (3.39%) SAP
5 3 (2.54%) Citrix
5 3 (2.54%) IBM
5 3 (2.54%) JDA
6 2 (1.69%) Adobe
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) IFS
7 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.85%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Sage
7 1 (0.85%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) Tableau
7 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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