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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 106 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.12% 2.51% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.44% 32.57% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 44
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£393 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £23.25 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.98% -38.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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
244 175 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.49% 7.71% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 103 112
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -55.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.93 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.95 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 45 £363 -9.48% 19
Hertfordshire +26 37 £380 -9.25% 8
Suffolk +4 12 £475 +8.50% 2
Bedfordshire -11 8 £500 +42.85% 1
Norfolk +5 4 £300 +9.09% 2
Essex -10 2 £325 -16.12% 5
East Anglia - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 88 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (31.25%) SQL
3 48 (25.00%) Finance
4 43 (22.40%) Scrum
5 40 (20.83%) .NET
6 35 (18.23%) Microsoft
7 34 (17.71%) E-Commerce
8 33 (17.19%) Project Management
9 31 (16.15%) C#
9 31 (16.15%) BDD
10 27 (14.06%) Selenium
10 27 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (13.54%) JIRA
11 26 (13.54%) Oracle
11 26 (13.54%) XML
12 24 (12.50%) .NET Framework
12 24 (12.50%) SpecFlow
13 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
13 23 (11.98%) JavaScript
14 21 (10.94%) UNIX
14 21 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (10.42%) SAP
16 19 (9.90%) HTML
16 19 (9.90%) Windows
16 19 (9.90%) ISEB
16 19 (9.90%) Software Testing
17 18 (9.38%) ETL
17 18 (9.38%) Analytics
18 17 (8.85%) Change Management
18 17 (8.85%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (5.21%) IIS
2 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.04%) Drupal
4 2 (1.04%) WordPress
4 2 (1.04%) Confluence
4 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Liferay
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
5 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.52%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS Office
2 5 (2.60%) Mingle
3 4 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.77%) Internet
2 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.60%) LAN
3 5 (2.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.17%) Snowflake Schema
4 7 (3.65%) DataStage
4 7 (3.65%) MySQL
4 7 (3.65%) DB2
4 7 (3.65%) OLAP
4 7 (3.65%) QlikView
5 6 (3.13%) MS Access
5 6 (3.13%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (2.08%) Spotfire
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 27 (14.06%) Selenium
2 26 (13.54%) JIRA
3 24 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 14 (7.29%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (3.65%) StyleCop
6 7 (3.65%) FxCop
7 5 (2.60%) Subversion
8 4 (2.08%) Maven
9 3 (1.56%) Ant
9 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.04%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Retail
3 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.04%) Legal
4 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.04%) Publishing
4 2 (1.04%) Marketing
4 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (34.90%) Analyst
2 40 (20.83%) Developer
3 32 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 15 (7.81%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.81%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.29%) Tester
6 13 (6.77%) Business Analyst
7 12 (6.25%) Consultant
8 11 (5.73%) QA Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Test Consultant
9 8 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.13%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.60%) Architect
12 5 (2.60%) ETL Developer
12 5 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) Software Tester
12 5 (2.60%) SAP Manager
13 4 (2.08%) Lead Business Analyst
13 4 (2.08%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.83%) .NET
2 26 (13.54%) XML
3 24 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 19 (9.90%) HTML
5 16 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.33%) CSS
6 11 (5.73%) WCF
6 11 (5.73%) XSLT
7 10 (5.21%) XSL
7 10 (5.21%) LINQ
7 10 (5.21%) POCO
8 7 (3.65%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.60%) SOAP
10 5 (2.60%) jQuery
11 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (2.08%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.08%) CSS3
11 4 (2.08%) HTML5
11 4 (2.08%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.65%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) User Experience
5 4 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.08%) Open Source
5 4 (2.08%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.56%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) CMDB
7 2 (1.04%) IPTV
8 1 (0.52%) EMV
8 1 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) W3C
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
8 1 (0.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.94%) UNIX
2 19 (9.90%) Windows
3 15 (7.81%) Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.40%) Scrum
3 34 (17.71%) E-Commerce
4 33 (17.19%) Project Management
5 31 (16.15%) BDD
6 27 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (9.90%) Software Testing
8 18 (9.38%) ETL
8 18 (9.38%) Analytics
9 17 (8.85%) Change Management
9 17 (8.85%) Regression Testing
10 16 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 16 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 15 (7.81%) Manual Testing
11 15 (7.81%) Waterfall
12 13 (6.77%) Test Scripting
12 13 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.77%) Coaching
13 12 (6.25%) ERP
13 12 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.25%) SQL
2 31 (16.15%) C#
3 23 (11.98%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.77%) Java
4 13 (6.77%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.73%) Python
5 11 (5.73%) Ruby
6 10 (5.21%) VBScript
7 9 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.69%) C
8 8 (4.17%) C++
9 3 (1.56%) VBA
9 3 (1.56%) VB
9 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.04%) Jython
11 1 (0.52%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (9.90%) ISEB
2 9 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.65%) Degree
5 5 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.04%) AAT
7 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) CIMA
7 2 (1.04%) ACCA
7 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.13%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.54%) Oracle
3 20 (10.42%) SAP
4 9 (4.69%) Perforce
5 7 (3.65%) Tableau
6 6 (3.13%) Business Objects
6 6 (3.13%) HP
7 4 (2.08%) Teradata
7 4 (2.08%) Cognos
7 4 (2.08%) IBM
7 4 (2.08%) Informatica
7 4 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.04%) webMethods
8 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.04%) Adobe
9 1 (0.52%) Software AG
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) NCR
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
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