The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
UK / England
Rank 479 539 522
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 96 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 54
Median daily rate £350 £308 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £364 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 39 £348 -0.71% 18
South East +27 16 £373 +14.61% 5
South West +28 11 £325 +8.33% 4
North West +15 8 £300 +7.14% 6
West Midlands 0 8 £438 +45.83% 3
North East -16 5 £400 -
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £285 -2.97% 1
East of England +1 2 £400 +82.85% 3
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 135 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (44.44%) Selenium
4 60 (30.30%) JIRA
4 60 (30.30%) SQL
5 56 (28.28%) BDD
6 52 (26.26%) Cucumber
7 48 (24.24%) Java
8 45 (22.73%) Test Scripting
9 37 (18.69%) Test Automation
9 37 (18.69%) Jenkins
10 35 (17.68%) WebDriver
11 30 (15.15%) Automated Testing
11 30 (15.15%) .NET
11 30 (15.15%) Automation Testing
12 29 (14.65%) JavaScript
12 29 (14.65%) Manual Testing
13 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
13 28 (14.14%) TDD
13 28 (14.14%) Finance
14 27 (13.64%) Scrum
15 26 (13.13%) Performance Testing
16 25 (12.63%) C#
16 25 (12.63%) SoapUI
17 24 (12.12%) Defect Management
18 23 (11.62%) QA Automation
19 22 (11.11%) ISEB
20 21 (10.61%) Web Services
20 21 (10.61%) XML
20 21 (10.61%) Regression Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (10.61%) Confluence
2 6 (3.03%) CMS
3 2 (1.01%) JBoss
3 2 (1.01%) OpenROAD
3 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) Mingle
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) FastStats
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) GitHub
3 2 (1.01%) Slack
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) Internet
1 3 (1.52%) SNMP
2 2 (1.01%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) DSL
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.03%) Big Data
4 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.02%) Cognos Query Studio
6 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.02%) QlikView
7 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.01%) GIS
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.51%) QGIS
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 88 (44.44%) Selenium
2 60 (30.30%) JIRA
3 52 (26.26%) Cucumber
4 37 (18.69%) Jenkins
5 35 (17.68%) WebDriver
6 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
7 25 (12.63%) SoapUI
8 17 (8.59%) HP UFT
9 11 (5.56%) JMeter
10 10 (5.05%) SpecFlow
10 10 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (4.55%) LoadRunner
12 8 (4.04%) Subversion
12 8 (4.04%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.03%) Hudson
13 6 (3.03%) TeamCity
14 5 (2.53%) Appium
14 5 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.53%) Protractor
14 5 (2.53%) TestRail
General
1 28 (14.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Marketing
4 7 (3.54%) Electronics
4 7 (3.54%) Games
4 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.54%) Retail
4 7 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.02%) Publishing
7 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) .NET
2 21 (10.61%) Web Services
2 21 (10.61%) XML
3 18 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 12 (6.06%) SOAP
5 11 (5.56%) RESTful
6 10 (5.05%) HTML
7 7 (3.54%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.54%) JSON
8 6 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.53%) CSS
9 5 (2.53%) HTML5
9 5 (2.53%) REST
10 4 (2.02%) Node.js
10 4 (2.02%) XSD
11 2 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.51%) Behat
12 1 (0.51%) Highcharts JS
12 1 (0.51%) Laravel
12 1 (0.51%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.03%) Replication
3 4 (2.02%) Equities
3 4 (2.02%) Fintech
3 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.02%) PKI
4 3 (1.52%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.52%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.01%) EPoS
5 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.01%) NHS
5 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.51%) Derivative
6 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.58%) Windows
2 14 (7.07%) Apple iOS
3 13 (6.57%) Linux
4 11 (5.56%) Android
4 11 (5.56%) Unix
5 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.51%) VMS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.28%) BDD
3 45 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 37 (18.69%) Test Automation
5 30 (15.15%) Automated Testing
5 30 (15.15%) Automation Testing
6 29 (14.65%) Manual Testing
7 28 (14.14%) TDD
8 27 (13.64%) Scrum
9 26 (13.13%) Performance Testing
10 24 (12.12%) Defect Management
11 23 (11.62%) QA Automation
12 21 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (10.61%) Exploratory Testing
12 21 (10.61%) Regression Testing
13 19 (9.60%) API Testing
14 16 (8.08%) Functional Testing
14 16 (8.08%) Open Source
15 15 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (7.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.30%) SQL
2 48 (24.24%) Java
3 29 (14.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.63%) C#
5 16 (8.08%) Ruby
6 10 (5.05%) Python
6 10 (5.05%) Scala
7 9 (4.55%) Groovy
8 4 (2.02%) PHP
8 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.01%) C
10 2 (1.01%) Perl
10 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.01%) VB
10 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.01%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.11%) ISEB
2 16 (8.08%) Degree
3 15 (7.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) HDFS
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) Ansible
2 1 (0.51%) Oozie
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.04%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.54%) SAP
5 6 (3.03%) HP
6 5 (2.53%) Cognos
7 2 (1.01%) Google
7 2 (1.01%) Informatica
7 2 (1.01%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Apple
8 1 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.51%) Citrix
8 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.51%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.51%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Talend
8 1 (0.51%) Teradata
8 1 (0.51%) webMethods
8 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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