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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 80 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 72 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.34% 3.37% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.25% 45.40% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 50
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
238 174 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.72% 7.42% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 95 107
Average daily rate £356 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £204 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 6 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -24.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.53 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -6 29 £353 -31.71% 11
Cambridgeshire -9 17 £363 +7.40% 15
Suffolk +2 8 £450 +20.00% 2
Bedfordshire -16 8 £390 +24.80% 2
Norfolk -13 6 £513 +41.37% 4
Essex -17 4 £300 -17.24% 6
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.54%) .NET
3 48 (28.74%) Finance
4 42 (25.15%) SQL
5 41 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (20.36%) ASP.NET
7 33 (19.76%) C#
8 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
9 26 (15.57%) JavaScript
9 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
9 26 (15.57%) Test Scripting
10 25 (14.97%) Scrum
11 23 (13.77%) XML
11 23 (13.77%) Project Management
12 22 (13.17%) MVC
12 22 (13.17%) WCF
13 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (12.57%) MS Excel
14 20 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (11.98%) Unit Testing
15 19 (11.38%) OO
15 19 (11.38%) CSS
16 18 (10.78%) Oracle
16 18 (10.78%) Selenium
17 17 (10.18%) JIRA
17 17 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (9.58%) TDD
18 16 (9.58%) HP
18 16 (9.58%) ETL
18 16 (9.58%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 12 (7.19%) IIS
2 7 (4.19%) CMS
3 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.99%) Apache
5 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.80%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.80%) Drupal
5 3 (1.80%) WordPress
6 2 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.60%) Liferay
7 1 (0.60%) Node.js
7 1 (0.60%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 21 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.99%) MS Project
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Agresso
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) Internet
2 8 (4.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) SNMP
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) CTI
4 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (5.39%) MySQL
7 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.99%) MS Access
8 5 (2.99%) Data Mart
8 5 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.40%) DataStage
9 4 (2.40%) OLTP
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (2.40%) OLAP
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (2.40%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.60%) SimpleDB
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (10.78%) Selenium
2 17 (10.18%) JIRA
3 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.19%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.59%) StyleCop
5 6 (3.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.59%) FxCop
6 5 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.80%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.80%) Ant
9 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.20%) JMeter
9 2 (1.20%) Subversion
9 2 (1.20%) Maven
9 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
General
1 48 (28.74%) Finance
2 9 (5.39%) Legal
3 7 (4.19%) Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Marketing
4 3 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Games
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (29.94%) Developer
2 48 (28.74%) Analyst
3 25 (14.97%) .NET Developer
4 19 (11.38%) Business Analyst
5 17 (10.18%) Test Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Tester
7 13 (7.78%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.59%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (6.59%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (5.99%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (5.39%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.79%) QA Tester
11 8 (4.79%) QA Manager
11 8 (4.79%) Senior Business Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.79%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.19%) Programme Manager
12 7 (4.19%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.54%) .NET
2 34 (20.36%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.77%) XML
4 22 (13.17%) WCF
5 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (11.38%) CSS
7 15 (8.98%) HTML
7 15 (8.98%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.78%) Web Services
9 12 (7.19%) jQuery
10 10 (5.99%) XSLT
11 9 (5.39%) XSL
12 7 (4.19%) HTML5
13 6 (3.59%) POCO
13 6 (3.59%) CSS3
13 6 (3.59%) LINQ
14 5 (2.99%) Ajax
15 4 (2.40%) XHTML
15 4 (2.40%) XSD
15 4 (2.40%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.99%) Open Source
2 5 (2.99%) Data Integration
3 3 (1.80%) NHS
3 3 (1.80%) Informatics
3 3 (1.80%) User Experience
3 3 (1.80%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.20%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.20%) Wiki
4 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.60%) Social Media
5 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.60%) EMV
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.60%) AS400
5 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 11 (6.59%) UNIX
3 10 (5.99%) Linux
4 3 (1.80%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (15.57%) Test Scripting
4 25 (14.97%) Scrum
5 23 (13.77%) Project Management
6 22 (13.17%) MVC
7 20 (11.98%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.38%) OO
9 16 (9.58%) ETL
9 16 (9.58%) TDD
10 14 (8.38%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.78%) Migration
12 12 (7.19%) Test Planning
13 11 (6.59%) Coaching
13 11 (6.59%) Data Migration
13 11 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.59%) Systems Analysis
14 10 (5.99%) Change Management
14 10 (5.99%) Risk Management
14 10 (5.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.15%) SQL
2 33 (19.76%) C#
3 26 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.58%) Java
5 10 (5.99%) VBScript
6 9 (5.39%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.19%) Python
8 6 (3.59%) C
8 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.99%) VB
10 4 (2.40%) VB6
10 4 (2.40%) Ruby
11 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.80%) VBA
11 3 (1.80%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) Perl
13 1 (0.60%) C++
13 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.59%) ISEB
2 10 (5.99%) Degree
3 7 (4.19%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.20%) PMP
4 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CISM
5 1 (0.60%) CEH
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.60%) CISSP
5 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.78%) Oracle
3 16 (9.58%) HP
4 12 (7.19%) SAP
5 6 (3.59%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.99%) Cognos
6 5 (2.99%) IBM
7 4 (2.40%) Informatica
7 4 (2.40%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.40%) Teradata
8 2 (1.20%) Facebook
8 2 (1.20%) Twitter
8 2 (1.20%) Adobe
8 2 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.60%) Vignette
9 1 (0.60%) Progress
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.60%) Software AG
9 1 (0.60%) Apple
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