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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 95 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 53 83 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.70% 2.73% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.45% 30.97% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 55 42
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +27.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £316 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 - £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 - £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.79% +0.69%
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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
226 268 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.25% 8.83% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 132 94
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.04 £42.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 -4 14 £250 -41.17% 20
Hertfordshire -19 13 £363 -0.68% 5
Essex -7 9 £250 -28.57% 3
Suffolk -2 7 £400 -11.11% 3
Bedfordshire +9 6 - - 5
Norfolk -4 3 £375 +7.14% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.69%) Selenium
3 30 (24.59%) Finance
4 27 (22.13%) SQL
5 26 (21.31%) WebDriver
6 25 (20.49%) C#
7 24 (19.67%) Coaching
7 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (17.21%) Java
9 20 (16.39%) BDD
9 20 (16.39%) Test Automation
10 19 (15.57%) JavaScript
10 19 (15.57%) .NET
11 18 (14.75%) HTML
11 18 (14.75%) Retail
11 18 (14.75%) SpecFlow
12 17 (13.93%) TDD
12 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
12 17 (13.93%) E-Commerce
13 16 (13.11%) XML
13 16 (13.11%) Project Management
13 16 (13.11%) Manual Testing
13 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
13 16 (13.11%) Scrum
14 14 (11.48%) System Testing
14 14 (11.48%) UNIX
15 13 (10.66%) Cucumber
15 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
15 13 (10.66%) ETL
15 13 (10.66%) DB2

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (5.74%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.64%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.64%) CICS
4 1 (0.82%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) Drupal
4 1 (0.82%) Jetty
4 1 (0.82%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Office
2 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Magento
2 3 (2.46%) MultiFonds
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.64%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Maximo
4 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.82%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
1 1 (0.82%) PaaS
1 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.64%) FTP
2 2 (1.64%) Wireless
3 1 (0.82%) Intranet
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) DB2
2 11 (9.02%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.46%) OLAP
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.46%) DTS
6 3 (2.46%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.46%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.64%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.64%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (28.69%) Selenium
2 26 (21.31%) WebDriver
3 18 (14.75%) SpecFlow
4 13 (10.66%) Cucumber
5 12 (9.84%) Subversion
6 11 (9.02%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.10%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.28%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.46%) JMeter
10 3 (2.46%) Xcode
10 3 (2.46%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.46%) JBehave
10 3 (2.46%) JIRA
10 3 (2.46%) eggPlant
10 3 (2.46%) Appium
11 2 (1.64%) LSMW
11 2 (1.64%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.82%) CruiseControl
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 18 (14.75%) Retail
3 12 (9.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.46%) Automotive
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (31.97%) Analyst
2 24 (19.67%) Tester
3 19 (15.57%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.57%) Developer
4 14 (11.48%) Automation Tester
5 12 (9.84%) QA Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) QA Tester
6 9 (7.38%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (6.56%) ScrumMaster
8 6 (4.92%) Quality Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.28%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Lead Tester
11 3 (2.46%) AWS Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) .NET
2 18 (14.75%) HTML
3 16 (13.11%) XML
4 12 (9.84%) SOAP
5 11 (9.02%) Flash
5 11 (9.02%) RESTful
6 8 (6.56%) J2EE
7 7 (5.74%) CSS
7 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.74%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.10%) jQuery
9 4 (3.28%) HTML5
9 4 (3.28%) Web Services
10 3 (2.46%) REST
10 3 (2.46%) CSS3
11 2 (1.64%) ISPF
11 2 (1.64%) XSD
12 1 (0.82%) XSL
12 1 (0.82%) XSLT
12 1 (0.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) EFT
3 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.64%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.82%) EPoS
6 1 (0.82%) EMV
6 1 (0.82%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.82%) Telematics
6 1 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) UNIX
2 6 (4.92%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (1.64%) zOS
4 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.67%) Coaching
3 20 (16.39%) Test Automation
3 20 (16.39%) BDD
4 17 (13.93%) TDD
4 17 (13.93%) E-Commerce
4 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
5 16 (13.11%) Manual Testing
5 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
5 16 (13.11%) Project Management
5 16 (13.11%) Scrum
6 14 (11.48%) System Testing
7 13 (10.66%) ETL
7 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.02%) Document Management
8 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.20%) Software Testing
9 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (8.20%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 25 (20.49%) C#
3 21 (17.21%) Java
4 19 (15.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.38%) PHP
5 9 (7.38%) Ruby
6 6 (4.92%) Python
7 3 (2.46%) C++
7 3 (2.46%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 2 (1.64%) CLIST
8 2 (1.64%) COBOL
8 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.64%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.64%) REXX
8 2 (1.64%) JCL
9 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.82%) MUMPS
9 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Degree
2 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.74%) ISEB
3 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.82%) MCSE
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Ansible
2 1 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.38%) HP
3 8 (6.56%) Oracle
4 7 (5.74%) SAP
5 6 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (3.28%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) Google
8 2 (1.64%) webMethods
8 2 (1.64%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.64%) Perforce
8 2 (1.64%) Tableau
9 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.82%) Remedy
9 1 (0.82%) ESRI
9 1 (0.82%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.82%) ReadSoft
9 1 (0.82%) Planview
9 1 (0.82%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.82%) hybris
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