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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 69 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 80 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.21% 2.56% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.62% 28.46% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 38
Median daily rate £450 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £222 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £8.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+347.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
253 253 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.16% 8.99% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 138
Median daily rate £425 £333 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £536 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 36
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.34 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £39.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 September 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 26 September 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
Bedfordshire +15 23 £475 +111.11% 5
Hertfordshire +2 21 £375 +15.38% 10
Essex +17 20 £425 +6.25% 4
Suffolk +2 10 £394 +40.37% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £419 +4.68% 14
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 72 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.29%) Finance
3 40 (26.32%) BDD
4 33 (21.71%) JIRA
5 32 (21.05%) TDD
5 32 (21.05%) Java
5 32 (21.05%) Selenium
6 31 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (20.39%) SQL
7 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
8 28 (18.42%) Cucumber
8 28 (18.42%) C#
9 25 (16.45%) E-Commerce
10 24 (15.79%) WebDriver
11 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
11 23 (15.13%) Oracle
11 23 (15.13%) Regression Testing
11 23 (15.13%) Retail
12 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (13.16%) Jenkins
13 20 (13.16%) Test Management
14 19 (12.50%) ATDD
14 19 (12.50%) HTML
15 18 (11.84%) CSS
15 18 (11.84%) Performance Testing
15 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
15 18 (11.84%) SoapUI
16 17 (11.18%) Release Management
16 17 (11.18%) Oracle Database
16 17 (11.18%) SDLC

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 10 (6.58%) Confluence
2 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Magento
2 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.66%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) Oracle Database
2 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.26%) DB2
4 5 (3.29%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (21.71%) JIRA
2 32 (21.05%) Selenium
3 28 (18.42%) Cucumber
4 24 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 20 (13.16%) Jenkins
6 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
6 18 (11.84%) SoapUI
7 16 (10.53%) SpecFlow
8 14 (9.21%) Ant
8 14 (9.21%) Appium
8 14 (9.21%) JBehave
8 14 (9.21%) Maven
8 14 (9.21%) TeamCity
9 13 (8.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (8.55%) JUnit
10 11 (7.24%) TestNG
11 9 (5.92%) JMeter
11 9 (5.92%) Zephyr
12 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.29%) Subversion
General
1 43 (28.29%) Finance
2 23 (15.13%) Retail
3 6 (3.95%) Games
4 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.29%) Marketing
4 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) French Language
6 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.32%) German Language
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.71%) Analyst
2 26 (17.11%) Developer
3 16 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 16 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 13 (8.55%) Java Developer
4 13 (8.55%) Tester
5 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Automation Tester
6 10 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.58%) QA Manager
6 10 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 8 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Developer in Test
9 7 (4.61%) HR Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) HTML
2 18 (11.84%) CSS
3 13 (8.55%) Gherkin
4 11 (7.24%) .NET
4 11 (7.24%) XML
5 10 (6.58%) jQuery
6 8 (5.26%) Web Services
7 7 (4.61%) HTML5
8 6 (3.95%) Middleware
8 6 (3.95%) Spring
9 5 (3.29%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.29%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.29%) J2EE
9 5 (3.29%) REST
10 4 (2.63%) RESTful
10 4 (2.63%) SOAP
11 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.97%) Behat
11 3 (1.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.29%) Data Structures
2 5 (3.29%) Reference Data
2 5 (3.29%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.97%) EFT
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.66%) FMCG
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Life Science
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) PMI
6 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.24%) Unix
1 11 (7.24%) Windows
2 5 (3.29%) AIX
2 5 (3.29%) Solaris
3 3 (1.97%) Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.32%) BDD
3 32 (21.05%) TDD
4 31 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
6 25 (16.45%) E-Commerce
7 23 (15.13%) Regression Testing
8 20 (13.16%) Test Management
9 19 (12.50%) ATDD
10 18 (11.84%) Performance Testing
11 17 (11.18%) Release Management
11 17 (11.18%) SDLC
12 16 (10.53%) Coaching
12 16 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (9.87%) Integration Testing
14 14 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.21%) Test Scripting
15 13 (8.55%) Feature Driven Development
16 12 (7.89%) Defect Management
16 12 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.05%) Java
2 31 (20.39%) SQL
3 28 (18.42%) C#
4 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.53%) Python
5 16 (10.53%) Ruby
6 11 (7.24%) Perl
7 4 (2.63%) Clojure
7 4 (2.63%) Go
7 4 (2.63%) Rust
8 3 (1.97%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) C++
9 2 (1.32%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.66%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Degree
2 7 (4.61%) ISEB
3 4 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) MAPM
6 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) SDET
2 4 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) Control-M
2 4 (2.63%) Ansible
2 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Oracle
2 14 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.58%) SAP
4 5 (3.29%) Dell
4 5 (3.29%) hybris
4 5 (3.29%) IBM
5 4 (2.63%) Citrix
6 3 (1.97%) JDA
6 3 (1.97%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.32%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.32%) Informatica
7 2 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) CA
8 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.66%) Tableau
8 1 (0.66%) webMethods
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