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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East of England
Rank 59 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 67 71 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.09% 3.07% 4.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.88% 27.31% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 38 51
Median daily rate £350 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £229 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £458 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
160 260 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.37% 11.23% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 145 171
Median daily rate £381 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 10
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.25% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.85 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -6 26 £425 +5.91% 13
Cambridgeshire +5 17 £275 +11.11% 12
Bedfordshire +4 10 £450 +9.09% 7
Essex -8 10 £338 +3.84% 2
Suffolk -12 3 £325 - 2
Norfolk +3 2 £325 -9.09% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 99 (66.44%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) BDD
3 64 (42.95%) TDD
4 49 (32.89%) Java
5 48 (32.21%) JIRA
5 48 (32.21%) Selenium
6 47 (31.54%) Cucumber
7 43 (28.86%) Test Automation
8 42 (28.19%) Finance
9 39 (26.17%) Jenkins
10 38 (25.50%) ATDD
11 34 (22.82%) WebDriver
11 34 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (22.15%) C#
13 30 (20.13%) Git (software)
14 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
15 27 (18.12%) Regression Testing
15 27 (18.12%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (17.45%) JBehave
17 24 (16.11%) Appium
17 24 (16.11%) SDET
17 24 (16.11%) Maven
18 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (14.77%) DevOps
19 22 (14.77%) Gherkin
19 22 (14.77%) Python
20 21 (14.09%) SQL
20 21 (14.09%) Ant
20 21 (14.09%) Ruby
20 21 (14.09%) Automation Testing

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 (3.36%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.68%) Confluence
3 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.34%) Apache
4 2 (1.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.36%) Magento
3 4 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.67%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.71%) Internet
2 7 (4.70%) FTP
3 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (1.34%) SAN
3 2 (1.34%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.34%) Wireless
4 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) DB2
1 5 (3.36%) DbVisualizer
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.34%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 48 (32.21%) JIRA
1 48 (32.21%) Selenium
2 47 (31.54%) Cucumber
3 39 (26.17%) Jenkins
4 34 (22.82%) WebDriver
5 30 (20.13%) Git (software)
6 26 (17.45%) JBehave
7 24 (16.11%) Appium
7 24 (16.11%) Maven
8 21 (14.09%) Ant
8 21 (14.09%) SoapUI
9 19 (12.75%) TeamCity
10 18 (12.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (10.74%) SpecFlow
12 15 (10.07%) Gradle
13 14 (9.40%) JUnit
14 11 (7.38%) JMeter
15 10 (6.71%) TestNG
16 8 (5.37%) Calabash
16 8 (5.37%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (28.19%) Finance
2 16 (10.74%) Retail
3 8 (5.37%) Back Office
3 8 (5.37%) Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Marketing
4 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.68%) Electronics
5 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.34%) Law
6 2 (1.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Developer
2 33 (22.15%) Analyst
3 23 (15.44%) Tester
4 21 (14.09%) Test Analyst
4 21 (14.09%) Test Engineer
5 19 (12.75%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (10.07%) Java Developer
7 12 (8.05%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.71%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Java Automation Tester
9 9 (6.04%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.04%) QA Analyst
10 8 (5.37%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 8 (5.37%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (4.70%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (4.70%) Developer in Test
11 7 (4.70%) Java Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Performance Tester
11 7 (4.70%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) Gherkin
2 12 (8.05%) XML
3 10 (6.71%) HTML
4 9 (6.04%) Web Services
5 6 (4.03%) .NET
5 6 (4.03%) CSS
5 6 (4.03%) RESTful
6 5 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.36%) J2EE
6 5 (3.36%) Node.js
6 5 (3.36%) REST
7 4 (2.68%) Spring
8 3 (2.01%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.01%) HTML5
8 3 (2.01%) Middleware
9 2 (1.34%) Angular 2
9 2 (1.34%) CSS3
9 2 (1.34%) jQuery
9 2 (1.34%) Kendo UI
9 2 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.74%) Data Structures
3 15 (10.07%) Algorithms
4 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
5 9 (6.04%) EFT
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.68%) Reinsurance
7 3 (2.01%) FMCG
8 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) EPoS
9 1 (0.67%) Life Science
9 1 (0.67%) PMI
9 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.74%) Unix
2 15 (10.07%) Windows
3 14 (9.40%) Linux
4 4 (2.68%) AIX
4 4 (2.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (66.44%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) BDD
3 64 (42.95%) TDD
4 43 (28.86%) Test Automation
5 38 (25.50%) ATDD
6 34 (22.82%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
8 27 (18.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (18.12%) Regression Testing
9 22 (14.77%) DevOps
10 21 (14.09%) Automation Testing
11 20 (13.42%) Software Engineering
12 18 (12.08%) API Testing
12 18 (12.08%) Scrum
13 17 (11.41%) Defect Management
13 17 (11.41%) OO
13 17 (11.41%) Performance Testing
13 17 (11.41%) Test Scripting
14 16 (10.74%) OOD
14 16 (10.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.89%) Java
2 33 (22.15%) C#
3 22 (14.77%) Python
4 21 (14.09%) Ruby
4 21 (14.09%) SQL
5 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.72%) Clojure
6 13 (8.72%) Go
6 13 (8.72%) Perl
6 13 (8.72%) Rust
7 7 (4.70%) F#
8 4 (2.68%) C
8 4 (2.68%) C++
8 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.67%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.07%) Degree
2 9 (6.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.37%) ISEB
3 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.34%) MAPM
8 1 (0.67%) APMP
8 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.67%) HNC
8 1 (0.67%) HND
8 1 (0.67%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.11%) SDET
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) HL7
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) Docker
3 2 (1.34%) KVM
3 2 (1.34%) LXC
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) Ansible
1 15 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (10.07%) Puppet
2 4 (2.68%) Control-M
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 18 (12.08%) Oracle
2 10 (6.71%) Xamarin
3 9 (6.04%) IBM
4 8 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.70%) SAP
6 5 (3.36%) hybris
7 4 (2.68%) Dell
8 3 (2.01%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.01%) CA
8 3 (2.01%) VMware
9 2 (1.34%) Brocade
9 2 (1.34%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.34%) Telerik
9 2 (1.34%) Vyatta
9 2 (1.34%) webMethods
10 1 (0.67%) GoldenSource
10 1 (0.67%) Informatica
10 1 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.67%) WSO2
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