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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 66 76 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.90% 2.92% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.11% 29.80% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 64
Median daily rate £363 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £285 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
188 255 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.25% 9.80% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 198
Median daily rate £353 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £226 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 35 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 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
Hertfordshire +2 24 £425 +1.49% 11
Cambridgeshire +6 18 £288 -23.33% 15
Bedfordshire +10 16 £450 +5.88% 6
Essex -3 6 £425 +6.25% 3
Suffolk -3 3 - - 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 82 (55.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.46%) BDD
3 51 (34.69%) TDD
4 48 (32.65%) Java
5 47 (31.97%) Finance
6 41 (27.89%) Cucumber
7 39 (26.53%) JIRA
7 39 (26.53%) Selenium
8 38 (25.85%) Test Automation
9 35 (23.81%) Jenkins
10 33 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (21.77%) C#
12 31 (21.09%) WebDriver
12 31 (21.09%) ATDD
13 28 (19.05%) E-Commerce
13 28 (19.05%) Regression Testing
14 27 (18.37%) SQL
15 24 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (15.65%) Git (software)
17 22 (14.97%) JBehave
17 22 (14.97%) SDET
17 22 (14.97%) Ant
17 22 (14.97%) Maven
18 21 (14.29%) Ruby
18 21 (14.29%) Python
18 21 (14.29%) SoapUI
19 20 (13.61%) Appium
19 20 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery
20 19 (12.93%) Defect Management
20 19 (12.93%) SpecFlow

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 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.72%) Confluence
3 2 (1.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.40%) Magento
3 4 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) Internet
2 7 (4.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.76%) Oracle Discoverer
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.40%) DB2
4 5 (3.40%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.36%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 41 (27.89%) Cucumber
2 39 (26.53%) JIRA
2 39 (26.53%) Selenium
3 35 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 31 (21.09%) WebDriver
5 23 (15.65%) Git (software)
6 22 (14.97%) Ant
6 22 (14.97%) JBehave
6 22 (14.97%) Maven
7 21 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 20 (13.61%) Appium
9 19 (12.93%) SpecFlow
10 18 (12.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (11.56%) TeamCity
12 14 (9.52%) JUnit
13 13 (8.84%) TestNG
14 12 (8.16%) Gradle
15 6 (4.08%) Eclipse
16 5 (3.40%) Calabash
16 5 (3.40%) JMeter
General
1 47 (31.97%) Finance
2 18 (12.24%) Retail
3 8 (5.44%) Banking
4 6 (4.08%) Back Office
5 5 (3.40%) Marketing
5 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.72%) Electronics
6 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.36%) Games
7 2 (1.36%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
8 1 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (29.25%) Analyst
2 37 (25.17%) Developer
3 25 (17.01%) Test Analyst
4 19 (12.93%) Java Developer
4 19 (12.93%) Test Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (8.84%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Developer in Test
8 10 (6.80%) Tester
9 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (5.44%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.44%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.44%) HR Analyst
10 8 (5.44%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Gherkin
2 15 (10.20%) CSS
3 14 (9.52%) HTML
4 9 (6.12%) Web Services
5 8 (5.44%) jQuery
5 8 (5.44%) XML
6 7 (4.76%) HTML5
7 6 (4.08%) .NET
7 6 (4.08%) Spring
8 5 (3.40%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.40%) J2EE
8 5 (3.40%) REST
9 4 (2.72%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.04%) CSS3
10 3 (2.04%) Middleware
10 3 (2.04%) SOAP
11 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.68%) Java RMI
11 1 (0.68%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.84%) Algorithms
2 13 (8.84%) Data Structures
3 9 (6.12%) EFT
4 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.72%) Reinsurance
5 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) FMCG
6 3 (2.04%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) EPoS
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) PMI
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
2 14 (9.52%) Unix
3 11 (7.48%) Linux
4 6 (4.08%) AIX
4 6 (4.08%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (55.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.46%) BDD
3 51 (34.69%) TDD
4 38 (25.85%) Test Automation
5 33 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (21.09%) ATDD
7 28 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 28 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 20 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (12.93%) Defect Management
10 17 (11.56%) DevOps
11 16 (10.88%) Feature Driven Development
11 16 (10.88%) Release Management
11 16 (10.88%) Test Management
12 15 (10.20%) OO
12 15 (10.20%) Software Engineering
12 15 (10.20%) Test Scripting
13 13 (8.84%) Automation Testing
13 13 (8.84%) OOD
13 13 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.65%) Java
2 32 (21.77%) C#
3 27 (18.37%) SQL
4 21 (14.29%) Python
4 21 (14.29%) Ruby
5 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.20%) Perl
7 10 (6.80%) Clojure
7 10 (6.80%) Go
7 10 (6.80%) Rust
8 4 (2.72%) F#
9 3 (2.04%) C++
10 2 (1.36%) ECMAScript
10 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) ISEB
2 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.36%) MAPM
3 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.68%) HNC
4 1 (0.68%) HND
4 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.97%) SDET
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) KVM
3 1 (0.68%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Ansible
1 12 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (8.16%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) Oracle
2 7 (4.76%) SAP
3 6 (4.08%) Dell
3 6 (4.08%) IBM
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.40%) hybris
4 5 (3.40%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.36%) CA
5 2 (1.36%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.36%) Informatica
5 2 (1.36%) VMware
5 2 (1.36%) webMethods
6 1 (0.68%) Brocade
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Vyatta
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