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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 57 65 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.25% 2.35% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 30.66% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 65
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% -6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
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
228 212 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.01% 7.66% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 99 142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £222 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £21.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Suffolk - 17 £469 - 3
Hertfordshire -1 13 £450 +12.50% 7
Essex +3 9 £363 -9.37% 1
Bedfordshire +8 8 £325 -26.96% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £325 -31.57% 21
Norfolk -11 2 £450 +42.18%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 56 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.78%) SQL
3 27 (21.09%) Test Scripting
4 22 (17.19%) Finance
4 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 21 (16.41%) SDLC
5 21 (16.41%) Selenium
6 20 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (14.84%) HTML
7 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
8 18 (14.06%) TDD
8 18 (14.06%) Automated Testing
8 18 (14.06%) Scrum
8 18 (14.06%) Git (software)
9 17 (13.28%) Coaching
9 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (13.28%) Retail
9 17 (13.28%) XML
9 17 (13.28%) Unix
10 16 (12.50%) WebDriver
11 15 (11.72%) RESTful
12 14 (10.94%) BDD
12 14 (10.94%) DB2
12 14 (10.94%) ISEB
13 13 (10.16%) Java
13 13 (10.16%) C#
13 13 (10.16%) Subversion
14 12 (9.38%) Document Management

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 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (3.13%) Confluence
1 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) Apache
2 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) MTS
3 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Magento
2 5 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.34%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Maximo
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Office 365
3 2 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Firewall
1 2 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
2 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.94%) DB2
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.13%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (16.41%) Selenium
2 18 (14.06%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 13 (10.16%) Subversion
5 12 (9.38%) JIRA
6 9 (7.03%) Appium
6 9 (7.03%) PHPUnit
6 9 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (6.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.91%) NUnit
8 5 (3.91%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.13%) JUnit
9 4 (3.13%) Protractor
9 4 (3.13%) RSpec
10 3 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (2.34%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.56%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.56%) JMeter
General
1 22 (17.19%) Finance
2 17 (13.28%) Retail
3 6 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.91%) Marketing
5 4 (3.13%) Advertising
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Analyst
2 24 (18.75%) Tester
3 13 (10.16%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.38%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Automation Tester
4 12 (9.38%) Consultant
4 12 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 12 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (7.81%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) Developer
7 7 (5.47%) QA Tester
7 7 (5.47%) Test Architect
7 7 (5.47%) Web Automation Tester
7 7 (5.47%) Web Tester
8 5 (3.91%) Data Business Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Functional Tester
8 5 (3.91%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.91%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) HTML
2 17 (13.28%) XML
3 15 (11.72%) RESTful
4 10 (7.81%) .NET
5 9 (7.03%) Behat
6 8 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 7 (5.47%) CSS
8 6 (4.69%) Web Services
9 5 (3.91%) jQuery
9 5 (3.91%) Middleware
9 5 (3.91%) REST
10 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.13%) Flash
10 4 (3.13%) J2EE
10 4 (3.13%) SOAP
10 4 (3.13%) WCF
11 2 (1.56%) NHibernate
11 2 (1.56%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.56%) CMDB
3 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.56%) Life Science
3 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.78%) FMCG
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.28%) Unix
2 5 (3.91%) Windows
3 4 (3.13%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.09%) Test Scripting
3 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
4 21 (16.41%) SDLC
5 20 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.06%) Automated Testing
6 18 (14.06%) Scrum
6 18 (14.06%) TDD
7 17 (13.28%) Coaching
8 14 (10.94%) BDD
9 12 (9.38%) Document Management
9 12 (9.38%) User Stories
10 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
11 10 (7.81%) Functional Testing
11 10 (7.81%) Project Management
11 10 (7.81%) SOA
11 10 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Data Modelling
12 9 (7.03%) Test Planning
12 9 (7.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.16%) C#
3 13 (10.16%) Java
4 9 (7.03%) PHP
5 6 (4.69%) Ruby
6 4 (3.13%) C++
6 4 (3.13%) Python
7 3 (2.34%) C
7 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.78%) JCL
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) REXX
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) ISEB
2 5 (3.91%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) COBIT
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.34%) ISO26262
2 3 (2.34%) MISRA
2 3 (2.34%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.78%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.56%) DFS Replication
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.56%) Xen
2 1 (0.78%) RACF
2 1 (0.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) vSphere
2 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) HP
4 3 (2.34%) Citrix
4 3 (2.34%) IBM
4 3 (2.34%) JDA
4 3 (2.34%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) VMware
5 2 (1.56%) Adobe
5 2 (1.56%) Remedy
5 2 (1.56%) Sun
5 2 (1.56%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.78%) hybris
6 1 (0.78%) IFS
6 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.78%) NetApp
6 1 (0.78%) Sage
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