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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 539 507 484
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 44 75 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 52 28
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £498 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
London -29 27 £400 +14.28% 8
North West -13 7 £320 - 1
South East -7 4 £350 +29.62% 2
East of England +17 3 £338 +2.27%
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 98 (100.00%) QA
2 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (42.86%) SQL
4 38 (38.78%) Selenium
5 23 (23.47%) Finance
6 21 (21.43%) .NET
7 20 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (20.41%) TDD
8 19 (19.39%) ISEB
8 19 (19.39%) Java
9 18 (18.37%) Test Scripting
9 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
10 17 (17.35%) ISTQB
11 16 (16.33%) JIRA
12 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (14.29%) Web Services
13 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
13 13 (13.27%) Banking
13 13 (13.27%) Scrum
13 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
14 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
14 11 (11.22%) BDD
14 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (11.22%) Open Source
14 11 (11.22%) Manual Testing
14 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (10.20%) Investment Banking
16 9 (9.18%) Migration
16 9 (9.18%) C#

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.06%) Confluence
3 2 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) Mingle
3 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.02%) Summit
2 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Wireless
1 2 (2.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.02%) KDB
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (38.78%) Selenium
2 20 (20.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (16.33%) JIRA
4 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 6 (6.12%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.12%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.10%) Subversion
8 5 (5.10%) WATIR
8 5 (5.10%) Sahi
8 5 (5.10%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.08%) Behat
9 4 (4.08%) NUnit
9 4 (4.08%) JMeter
9 4 (4.08%) Toad
10 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.04%) FogBugz
11 2 (2.04%) Calabash
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Banking
3 10 (10.20%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Automotive
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) .NET
2 14 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (7.14%) XML
3 7 (7.14%) MSMQ
4 6 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.12%) JSON
4 6 (6.12%) SOAP
5 4 (4.08%) RESTful
5 4 (4.08%) HTML
6 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) J2EE
7 1 (1.02%) JSP
7 1 (1.02%) Struts
7 1 (1.02%) OLE
7 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.02%) Spring
7 1 (1.02%) Ajax
7 1 (1.02%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Open Source
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.06%) NHS
4 3 (3.06%) Derivative
5 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.04%) iSeries
5 2 (2.04%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.04%) IPTV
5 2 (2.04%) STB
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) DTV
6 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.02%) Equities
6 1 (1.02%) Swaptions
6 1 (1.02%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.08%) Android
3 3 (3.06%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) TDD
3 18 (18.37%) Test Scripting
3 18 (18.37%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
4 13 (13.27%) Scrum
5 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
5 11 (11.22%) BDD
5 11 (11.22%) Manual Testing
5 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.18%) Migration
6 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.18%) Analytics
7 8 (8.16%) Automation Testing
7 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.14%) ITIL
8 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 6 (6.12%) Agile Testing
9 6 (6.12%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.86%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) Java
3 9 (9.18%) C#
4 7 (7.14%) Ruby
5 5 (5.10%) Groovy
6 4 (4.08%) VBA
7 2 (2.04%) Lua
7 2 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (1.02%) VB
8 1 (1.02%) C
8 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.02%) RPG
8 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) ISEB
2 17 (17.35%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) MOS
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.02%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.16%) HP
2 8 (8.16%) Sybase
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) Perforce
3 2 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) Mercator
4 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.02%) Citrix
4 1 (1.02%) Informatica
4 1 (1.02%) ESRI
4 1 (1.02%) RedDot
4 1 (1.02%) Telerik
4 1 (1.02%) Google
4 1 (1.02%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.02%) hybris
4 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.02%) DataCash
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