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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 102 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.62% 2.59% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.80% 34.81% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 54
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +11.57%
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
244 181 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.67% 7.43% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 108 130
Average daily rate £394 £356 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.45 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.60 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +35 40 £415 -6.47% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 33 £380 -5.00% 13
Essex 0 16 £550 +46.66% 4
Bedfordshire -20 6 £500 +42.85% 2
Norfolk +2 4 £343 -2.14% 6
Suffolk +4 3 - - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 77 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (30.68%) SQL
3 43 (24.43%) Finance
4 40 (22.73%) Scrum
5 37 (21.02%) .NET
6 31 (17.61%) Project Management
7 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
8 29 (16.48%) XML
9 25 (14.20%) JIRA
10 24 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 24 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (13.07%) C#
12 22 (12.50%) Oracle
12 22 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 21 (11.93%) HTML
13 21 (11.93%) Windows
14 20 (11.36%) ASP.NET
14 20 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (11.36%) E-Commerce
14 20 (11.36%) BDD
15 19 (10.80%) SAP
15 19 (10.80%) ISEB
16 18 (10.23%) CSS
16 18 (10.23%) UNIX
16 18 (10.23%) Linux
16 18 (10.23%) ETL
16 18 (10.23%) Internet
16 18 (10.23%) Change Management
16 18 (10.23%) .NET Framework
17 17 (9.66%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 13 (7.39%) IIS
2 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.41%) CMS
3 5 (2.84%) Apache
4 3 (1.70%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.70%) Drupal
4 3 (1.70%) WordPress
4 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.14%) Confluence
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.14%) JBoss
5 2 (1.14%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.57%) Node.js
6 1 (0.57%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.57%) Liferay
6 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) MS Office
2 5 (2.84%) Mingle
3 4 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.84%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.57%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.23%) Internet
2 9 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.14%) LAN
3 2 (1.14%) WAN
3 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.57%) SAN
4 1 (0.57%) Firewall
4 1 (0.57%) Wireless
4 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.11%) MySQL
4 7 (3.98%) DB2
4 7 (3.98%) Snowflake Schema
4 7 (3.98%) DataStage
5 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.41%) QlikView
6 5 (2.84%) Star Schema
6 5 (2.84%) OLAP
6 5 (2.84%) MS Access
7 4 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.27%) OLTP
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.27%) Data Mart
7 4 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (14.20%) JIRA
2 16 (9.09%) Selenium
3 11 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.68%) SpecFlow
5 7 (3.98%) FxCop
5 7 (3.98%) StyleCop
6 5 (2.84%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.84%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.27%) Subversion
7 4 (2.27%) Ant
8 3 (1.70%) Maven
8 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.57%) JMeter
10 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
General
1 43 (24.43%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Retail
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.84%) Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Automotive
6 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (29.55%) Analyst
2 46 (26.14%) Developer
3 22 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 18 (10.23%) .NET Developer
5 13 (7.39%) Tester
6 12 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.82%) QA Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) Consultant
8 10 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Architect
9 6 (3.41%) Test Consultant
9 6 (3.41%) QA Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) QA Tester
10 5 (2.84%) ETL Developer
10 5 (2.84%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Team Leader
10 5 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.02%) .NET
2 29 (16.48%) XML
3 21 (11.93%) HTML
4 20 (11.36%) ASP.NET
5 18 (10.23%) CSS
5 18 (10.23%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.95%) WCF
7 11 (6.25%) XSLT
8 10 (5.68%) LINQ
8 10 (5.68%) XSL
8 10 (5.68%) POCO
9 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.41%) jQuery
10 6 (3.41%) HTML5
11 5 (2.84%) CSS3
11 5 (2.84%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.84%) SOAP
12 4 (2.27%) ADO.NET
12 4 (2.27%) Web Services
12 4 (2.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.98%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.84%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.84%) User Experience
4 4 (2.27%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.27%) Open Source
4 4 (2.27%) Streaming Media
5 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.14%) IPTV
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Informatics
7 1 (0.57%) CMDB
7 1 (0.57%) EMV
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) W3C
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.93%) Windows
2 18 (10.23%) UNIX
2 18 (10.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.57%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.73%) Scrum
3 31 (17.61%) Project Management
4 24 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 20 (11.36%) BDD
6 18 (10.23%) ETL
6 18 (10.23%) Change Management
7 17 (9.66%) Regression Testing
8 16 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 16 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 14 (7.95%) Manual Testing
9 14 (7.95%) Waterfall
9 14 (7.95%) Test Scripting
9 14 (7.95%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.82%) MVC
10 12 (6.82%) TDD
10 12 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.82%) Coaching
11 11 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.68%) SQL
2 24 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 23 (13.07%) C#
4 16 (9.09%) Java
5 12 (6.82%) Python
6 11 (6.25%) C
7 10 (5.68%) VBScript
7 10 (5.68%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.55%) C++
9 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.84%) Ruby
10 4 (2.27%) Perl
11 3 (1.70%) VBA
11 3 (1.70%) VB
11 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.14%) Jython
13 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.57%) ABAP
13 1 (0.57%) FQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.80%) ISEB
2 9 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.41%) Degree
4 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.14%) ACCA
6 2 (1.14%) AAT
6 2 (1.14%) CIMA
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.57%) CISA
7 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.41%) Control-M
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.50%) Oracle
3 19 (10.80%) SAP
4 9 (5.11%) Perforce
5 6 (3.41%) Tableau
5 6 (3.41%) HP
6 5 (2.84%) IBM
7 4 (2.27%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.27%) Cognos
7 4 (2.27%) Informatica
7 4 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.27%) Teradata
8 3 (1.70%) Adobe
9 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.14%) Facebook
9 2 (1.14%) Twitter
9 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.57%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.57%) Terracotta
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