The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 464 508 503
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 85 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.068% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.073% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 32
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £303 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
QA Tester
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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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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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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 +23 41 £305 -15.86% 24
South East +6 24 £245 -24.61% 4
North West - 6 £325 -
South West -21 4 £250 -16.66% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 167 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (46.11%) Selenium
3 65 (38.92%) Test Scripting
4 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (33.53%) SQL
6 47 (28.14%) C#
7 42 (25.15%) ISTQB
7 42 (25.15%) Test Automation
8 41 (24.55%) Finance
9 40 (23.95%) HP
10 37 (22.16%) Cucumber
11 36 (21.56%) TDD
12 33 (19.76%) JavaScript
13 32 (19.16%) Scrum
13 32 (19.16%) Automation Testing
14 31 (18.56%) Java
15 30 (17.96%) Microsoft
15 30 (17.96%) Automated Testing
16 28 (16.77%) BDD
16 28 (16.77%) ISEB
16 28 (16.77%) .NET
17 27 (16.17%) Software Testing
18 25 (14.97%) HTML
19 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
20 22 (13.17%) Ruby
20 22 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
21 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
21 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
22 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
22 20 (11.98%) WebDriver

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.20%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.99%) HTTPS
2 5 (2.99%) SSL
2 5 (2.99%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.40%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) SAN
4 2 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (0.60%) SNMP
5 1 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) SMTP
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
1 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 77 (46.11%) Selenium
2 37 (22.16%) Cucumber
3 20 (11.98%) WebDriver
4 18 (10.78%) FitNesse
5 17 (10.18%) SpecFlow
6 15 (8.98%) WATIR
7 14 (8.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (7.78%) JIRA
9 10 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (4.79%) JMeter
11 7 (4.19%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.59%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.99%) Jenkins
13 5 (2.99%) Calabash
13 5 (2.99%) JUnit
13 5 (2.99%) NUnit
13 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
14 4 (2.40%) TestComplete
15 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.80%) Hudson
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Publishing
3 6 (3.59%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.99%) Legal
5 4 (2.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Marketing
6 3 (1.80%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Military
7 2 (1.20%) Banking
7 2 (1.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.77%) .NET
2 25 (14.97%) HTML
3 18 (10.78%) ASP.NET
4 14 (8.38%) JSP
5 13 (7.78%) Web Services
6 10 (5.99%) XML
7 6 (3.59%) Ajax
7 6 (3.59%) JSON
8 5 (2.99%) RESTful
9 4 (2.40%) CSS
9 4 (2.40%) DHTML
10 3 (1.80%) XSLT
10 3 (1.80%) SOAP
11 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.20%) MDX
11 2 (1.20%) OLE
11 2 (1.20%) REST
11 2 (1.20%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Open Source
2 10 (5.99%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.99%) E-Learning
5 4 (2.40%) iPhone
5 4 (2.40%) EMV
5 4 (2.40%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.40%) iPad
5 4 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.80%) New Media
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Derivative
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.58%) Windows
2 13 (7.78%) UNIX
3 9 (5.39%) Linux
3 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.59%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.99%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.99%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.40%) Android
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.92%) Test Scripting
2 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (25.15%) Test Automation
4 36 (21.56%) TDD
5 32 (19.16%) Scrum
5 32 (19.16%) Automation Testing
6 30 (17.96%) Automated Testing
7 28 (16.77%) BDD
8 27 (16.17%) Software Testing
9 23 (13.77%) Manual Testing
10 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
11 20 (11.98%) Project Management
12 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (9.58%) Test Strategy
13 14 (8.38%) User Stories
14 11 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (5.99%) Quality Management
16 9 (5.39%) Knowledge Management
16 9 (5.39%) Performance Testing
17 8 (4.79%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.53%) SQL
2 47 (28.14%) C#
3 33 (19.76%) JavaScript
4 31 (18.56%) Java
5 22 (13.17%) Ruby
6 13 (7.78%) VBA
7 8 (4.79%) VB
8 5 (2.99%) F#
9 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.80%) Python
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.80%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) PHP
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.60%) Jython
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.60%) Delphi
11 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (25.15%) ISTQB
2 28 (16.77%) ISEB
3 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.38%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.99%) Degree
7 9 (5.39%) MOS
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (2.99%) Nmap
2 1 (0.60%) Squid
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) qmail
2 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.99%) Nessus
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) HP
2 30 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.58%) Oracle
4 7 (4.19%) Citrix
5 2 (1.20%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco
6 1 (0.60%) NetApp
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
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