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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 79 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 68 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.18% 2.36% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.22% 30.08% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
241 246 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.73% 7.84% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 118 90
Average daily rate £338 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £14.85 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £30.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -2 21 £325 -10.95% 16
Cambridgeshire -1 19 £380 +16.92% 16
Suffolk +1 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Essex -3 7 £400 +16.78% 2
Bedfordshire +10 5 £225 -42.30% 2
Norfolk +8 3 £325 -23.52% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.13%) Selenium
3 29 (22.48%) SQL
4 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
5 23 (17.83%) Finance
5 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
6 22 (17.05%) HTML
6 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
6 22 (17.05%) WebDriver
6 22 (17.05%) Coaching
7 21 (16.28%) Java
7 21 (16.28%) C#
8 20 (15.50%) TDD
8 20 (15.50%) Automated Testing
9 18 (13.95%) Manual Testing
9 18 (13.95%) XML
10 17 (13.18%) UNIX
10 17 (13.18%) BDD
11 16 (12.40%) .NET
11 16 (12.40%) System Testing
12 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
13 14 (10.85%) RESTful
13 14 (10.85%) Project Management
13 14 (10.85%) Scrum
13 14 (10.85%) Release Management
13 14 (10.85%) Retail
13 14 (10.85%) Subversion
14 13 (10.08%) Document Management
14 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) Drupal
3 1 (0.78%) Jetty
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Magento
2 3 (2.33%) MultiFonds
3 2 (1.55%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.55%) Maximo
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Bluetooth
1 2 (1.55%) FTP
1 2 (1.55%) DNS
1 2 (1.55%) Intranet
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
1 2 (1.55%) Wireless
2 1 (0.78%) Extranet
2 1 (0.78%) VPN
2 1 (0.78%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) DB2
1 13 (10.08%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.33%) DTS
5 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.33%) OLAP
5 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (27.13%) Selenium
2 22 (17.05%) WebDriver
3 14 (10.85%) Subversion
4 13 (10.08%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.53%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.75%) SpecFlow
7 8 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.43%) PHPUnit
9 6 (4.65%) Appium
9 6 (4.65%) Mercurial
9 6 (4.65%) JBehave
9 6 (4.65%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.65%) JMeter
10 3 (2.33%) Xcode
10 3 (2.33%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.33%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.55%) LSMW
11 2 (1.55%) JIRA
11 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Retail
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 3 (2.33%) Local Government
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (27.91%) Analyst
2 28 (21.71%) Tester
3 20 (15.50%) Test Analyst
4 15 (11.63%) Developer
4 15 (11.63%) Automation Tester
5 11 (8.53%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (6.98%) QA Tester
7 7 (5.43%) QA Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) ScrumMaster
7 7 (5.43%) Data Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Release Manager
8 6 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.65%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.10%) Lead Tester
10 4 (3.10%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.10%) MI Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Architect
11 3 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.05%) HTML
2 18 (13.95%) XML
3 16 (12.40%) .NET
4 14 (10.85%) RESTful
5 13 (10.08%) Flash
6 11 (8.53%) SOAP
7 9 (6.98%) CSS
8 8 (6.20%) jQuery
9 7 (5.43%) HTML5
10 6 (4.65%) Gherkin
10 6 (4.65%) CSS3
10 6 (4.65%) Web Services
10 6 (4.65%) J2EE
11 3 (2.33%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.33%) REST
12 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.55%) NHibernate
12 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.78%) STL
13 1 (0.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) EFT
3 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.78%) Telematics
6 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) UNIX
2 9 (6.98%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
3 22 (17.05%) Coaching
3 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
4 20 (15.50%) Automated Testing
4 20 (15.50%) TDD
5 18 (13.95%) Manual Testing
6 17 (13.18%) BDD
7 16 (12.40%) System Testing
8 15 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.85%) Project Management
9 14 (10.85%) Scrum
9 14 (10.85%) Release Management
10 13 (10.08%) Document Management
10 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.08%) SDLC
11 12 (9.30%) ETL
12 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.48%) SQL
2 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.28%) C#
3 21 (16.28%) Java
4 11 (8.53%) PHP
5 5 (3.88%) Python
6 4 (3.10%) Ruby
7 3 (2.33%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 2 (1.55%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.20%) ISEB
2 8 (6.20%) Degree
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
1 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (10.08%) HP
2 10 (7.75%) SAP
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle
4 6 (4.65%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (1.55%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.55%) Citrix
6 2 (1.55%) Perforce
6 2 (1.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.55%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) Planview
7 1 (0.78%) hybris
7 1 (0.78%) Tableau
7 1 (0.78%) Talend
7 1 (0.78%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.78%) Remedy
7 1 (0.78%) ESRI
7 1 (0.78%) ReadSoft
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