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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 500 526 525
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 78 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.089% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.096% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 34
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.69% +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 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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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 +30 45 £275 -23.34% 14
South East +22 22 £265 -11.66% 9
East of England -18 4 £368 +5.00%
South West -44 2 £288 +4.54% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 4
West Midlands -17 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £325 - 4
East Midlands - - - -
QA Tester
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (37.11%) Selenium
2 59 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (36.48%) SQL
4 50 (31.45%) Test Scripting
5 42 (26.42%) ISTQB
6 39 (24.53%) HP
7 36 (22.64%) Manual Testing
8 35 (22.01%) Java
8 35 (22.01%) Finance
9 34 (21.38%) Test Automation
10 33 (20.75%) C#
11 32 (20.13%) Automated Testing
12 28 (17.61%) .NET
12 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 26 (16.35%) Cucumber
14 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
15 22 (13.84%) BDD
15 22 (13.84%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (13.84%) TDD
16 21 (13.21%) Scrum
16 21 (13.21%) ISEB
16 21 (13.21%) Automation Testing
16 21 (13.21%) Software Testing
17 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
17 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
18 19 (11.95%) Project Management
18 19 (11.95%) SC Cleared
18 19 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (11.32%) HTML

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) CMS
3 4 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.26%) IIS
5 2 (1.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.89%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.52%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.52%) SSL
2 4 (2.52%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.26%) Internet
3 2 (1.26%) SAN
3 2 (1.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) SMTP
4 1 (0.63%) SNMP
4 1 (0.63%) LDAP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 59 (37.11%) Selenium
2 26 (16.35%) Cucumber
3 22 (13.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (10.69%) WebDriver
5 11 (6.92%) JIRA
6 8 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.40%) WATIR
8 6 (3.77%) JUnit
8 6 (3.77%) FitNesse
8 6 (3.77%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.14%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.14%) NUnit
10 4 (2.52%) JMeter
10 4 (2.52%) CruiseControl
10 4 (2.52%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.89%) Hudson
11 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.26%) Calabash
General
1 35 (22.01%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Games
3 3 (1.89%) German Language
3 3 (1.89%) Legal
3 3 (1.89%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Front Office
4 2 (1.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Publishing
4 2 (1.26%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.63%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) .NET
2 18 (11.32%) HTML
3 15 (9.43%) XML
4 14 (8.81%) ASP.NET
4 14 (8.81%) JSP
5 10 (6.29%) Web Services
6 7 (4.40%) JSON
7 4 (2.52%) REST
8 3 (1.89%) XSLT
8 3 (1.89%) SOAP
9 2 (1.26%) OLE
9 2 (1.26%) Google Maps API
9 2 (1.26%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.26%) MDX
9 2 (1.26%) RESTful
10 1 (0.63%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.63%) Ajax
10 1 (0.63%) jQuery
10 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Smartcard
1 11 (6.92%) EMV
2 10 (6.29%) Open Source
2 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.14%) iPhone
5 4 (2.52%) iPad
5 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.89%) Derivative
6 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.63%) New Media
8 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.63%) NHS
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.18%) UNIX
2 12 (7.55%) Windows
3 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.03%) Linux
5 5 (3.14%) Android
5 5 (3.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.52%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.45%) Test Scripting
3 36 (22.64%) Manual Testing
4 34 (21.38%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.13%) Automated Testing
6 22 (13.84%) BDD
6 22 (13.84%) TDD
7 21 (13.21%) Scrum
7 21 (13.21%) Automation Testing
7 21 (13.21%) Software Testing
8 19 (11.95%) Project Management
8 19 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (10.06%) Test Strategy
9 16 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.55%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.92%) Quality Management
11 11 (6.92%) Regression Testing
12 10 (6.29%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (5.66%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.48%) SQL
2 35 (22.01%) Java
3 33 (20.75%) C#
4 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.81%) VBA
6 12 (7.55%) Ruby
7 10 (6.29%) VB
8 5 (3.14%) Python
8 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.89%) Scala
9 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.89%) C++
9 3 (1.89%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) PHP
10 2 (1.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.63%) Groovy
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 42 (26.42%) ISTQB
2 21 (13.21%) ISEB
3 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (11.95%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.81%) DV Cleared
5 14 (8.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (5.66%) MOS
8 8 (5.03%) Degree
9 2 (1.26%) HND
10 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Nmap
2 1 (0.63%) qmail
2 1 (0.63%) Squid
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (24.53%) HP
2 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.69%) Oracle
4 4 (2.52%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.89%) Citrix
6 2 (1.26%) Mercator
6 2 (1.26%) VMware
6 2 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.26%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.26%) Google
6 2 (1.26%) Telerik
7 1 (0.63%) NetApp
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
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