The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 548 543 505
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 73 56 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 63
Average daily rate £325 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.18% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.60 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the England region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the England region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -6 35 £363 +3.57% 26
South East -9 13 £210 -40.00% 15
Yorkshire +4 5 £350 +27.27% 6
North West -14 5 £260 -18.67% 10
South West - 5 - -
East of England +10 4 £325 -3.70% 8
North East -26 4 £326 +18.63%
West Midlands -15 2 £150 -40.00%
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 131 (100.00%) QA
2 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (38.17%) Selenium
4 49 (37.40%) Automated Testing
5 41 (31.30%) BDD
6 39 (29.77%) SQL
7 32 (24.43%) JIRA
8 31 (23.66%) Java
9 30 (22.90%) Test Automation
10 29 (22.14%) WebDriver
10 29 (22.14%) Cucumber
11 27 (20.61%) Regression Testing
11 27 (20.61%) Finance
12 24 (18.32%) JavaScript
13 23 (17.56%) Manual Testing
14 22 (16.79%) Test Scripting
14 22 (16.79%) Functional Testing
15 21 (16.03%) HP UFT
16 20 (15.27%) ISEB
16 20 (15.27%) Scrum
17 19 (14.50%) .NET
17 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.50%) Software Testing
18 18 (13.74%) Automation Testing
19 17 (12.98%) Ruby
20 16 (12.21%) E-Commerce
20 16 (12.21%) TDD
21 15 (11.45%) Banking
21 15 (11.45%) ISTQB
21 15 (11.45%) Gherkin

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.58%) Confluence
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.76%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Mingle
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) DSL
2 1 (0.76%) H.323
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) SNMP
2 1 (0.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.05%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.29%) SAP BI
4 3 (2.29%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (38.17%) Selenium
2 32 (24.43%) JIRA
3 29 (22.14%) Cucumber
3 29 (22.14%) WebDriver
4 21 (16.03%) HP UFT
5 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
6 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.34%) TestComplete
8 6 (4.58%) Jasmine
8 6 (4.58%) Protractor
9 5 (3.82%) JUnit
9 5 (3.82%) RSpec
9 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.82%) Toad
10 4 (3.05%) NUnit
10 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.29%) Appium
11 3 (2.29%) Burp Suite
11 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (20.61%) Finance
2 15 (11.45%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Marketing
4 6 (4.58%) Retail
5 5 (3.82%) Games
6 3 (2.29%) Electronics
6 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Billing
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.50%) .NET
2 15 (11.45%) Gherkin
3 10 (7.63%) MSMQ
4 8 (6.11%) HTML
4 8 (6.11%) Web Services
5 7 (5.34%) CSS
6 6 (4.58%) REST
7 4 (3.05%) RESTful
7 4 (3.05%) XML
8 3 (2.29%) JSON
8 3 (2.29%) SOAP
9 2 (1.53%) EDI
9 2 (1.53%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.76%) HTML5
10 1 (0.76%) jQuery
10 1 (0.76%) Spring
10 1 (0.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.58%) User Experience
3 4 (3.05%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.29%) Social Media
5 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.53%) EPoS
5 2 (1.53%) Fintech
5 2 (1.53%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.53%) Wiki
6 1 (0.76%) Animation
6 1 (0.76%) CESG
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Equities
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Android
1 11 (8.40%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.82%) Windows
3 4 (3.05%) Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (37.40%) Automated Testing
3 41 (31.30%) BDD
4 30 (22.90%) Test Automation
5 27 (20.61%) Regression Testing
6 23 (17.56%) Manual Testing
7 22 (16.79%) Functional Testing
7 22 (16.79%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.27%) Scrum
9 19 (14.50%) Software Testing
10 18 (13.74%) Automation Testing
11 16 (12.21%) E-Commerce
11 16 (12.21%) TDD
12 14 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (8.40%) Algorithmic Trading
14 11 (8.40%) SDLC
15 10 (7.63%) Black-Box Testing
15 10 (7.63%) Data Migration
15 10 (7.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.77%) SQL
2 31 (23.66%) Java
3 24 (18.32%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.98%) Ruby
5 11 (8.40%) Groovy
6 8 (6.11%) C#
6 8 (6.11%) Python
7 5 (3.82%) C++
8 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.29%) Scala
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
9 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (15.27%) ISEB
2 15 (11.45%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.63%) PhD
4 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) SEPA
3 3 (2.29%) WCAG
4 1 (0.76%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.76%) GPG13
4 1 (0.76%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.63%) Sybase
2 6 (4.58%) Oracle
3 4 (3.05%) HP
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.29%) SAP
5 2 (1.53%) Rally
6 1 (0.76%) ATG
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
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