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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 550 516 522
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 52 80 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.16% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 34
Average daily rate
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£340 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £78.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +191.66%
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
48505 46468 43912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.58% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31427 28658 26407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1807 1885 1992
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -9 30 £345 +23.21% 14
North West -10 9 £363 +11.53% 6
East of England +7 5 £388 +5.44% 4
South East -32 4 £413 +66.66% 4
West Midlands +4 2 £150 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £275 -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 97 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (40.21%) Selenium
4 30 (30.93%) SQL
5 20 (20.62%) Java
5 20 (20.62%) JIRA
6 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
7 18 (18.56%) TDD
7 18 (18.56%) Finance
8 17 (17.53%) Automated Testing
8 17 (17.53%) Cucumber
9 14 (14.43%) BDD
9 14 (14.43%) Test Automation
9 14 (14.43%) Software Testing
9 14 (14.43%) Banking
9 14 (14.43%) .NET
10 13 (13.40%) Scrum
11 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.34%) ISEB
11 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.31%) Manual Testing
12 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
12 10 (10.31%) Web Services
13 9 (9.28%) XML
13 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
13 9 (9.28%) HP
13 9 (9.28%) HP UFT
13 9 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (9.28%) Open Source

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.03%) Drupal
3 1 (1.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.09%) FastStats
3 2 (2.06%) MS Office
4 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.06%) Wireless
2 1 (1.03%) Skype
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (40.21%) Selenium
2 20 (20.62%) JIRA
3 17 (17.53%) Cucumber
4 9 (9.28%) Jenkins
4 9 (9.28%) HP UFT
5 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 6 (6.19%) Subversion
6 6 (6.19%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.15%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.12%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.12%) Behat
9 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.06%) NUnit
9 2 (2.06%) JUnit
9 2 (2.06%) JMeter
9 2 (2.06%) Sahi
9 2 (2.06%) WATIR
9 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.15%) Retail
5 4 (4.12%) Games
6 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.06%) Automotive
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.43%) .NET
2 10 (10.31%) Web Services
3 9 (9.28%) XML
4 7 (7.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (6.19%) JSON
6 4 (4.12%) MSMQ
6 4 (4.12%) SOAP
6 4 (4.12%) RESTful
7 3 (3.09%) HTML
7 3 (3.09%) XSD
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (3.09%) Spring
8 2 (2.06%) REST
9 1 (1.03%) HTML5
9 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.03%) Ajax
9 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.03%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.03%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.03%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.09%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) EFT
6 1 (1.03%) Derivative
6 1 (1.03%) Streaming Music
6 1 (1.03%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Swaptions
6 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.03%) Telematics
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) DTV
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.19%) Android
3 3 (3.09%) UNIX
4 2 (2.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.59%) Automation Testing
3 18 (18.56%) TDD
4 17 (17.53%) Automated Testing
5 14 (14.43%) Software Testing
5 14 (14.43%) BDD
5 14 (14.43%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.40%) Scrum
7 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Test Scripting
9 9 (9.28%) Open Source
9 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.19%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.19%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (6.19%) Migration
12 5 (5.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) SQL
2 20 (20.62%) Java
3 4 (4.12%) Groovy
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.09%) C#
4 3 (3.09%) Ruby
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) VBA
5 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) ISEB
2 8 (8.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) HP
3 6 (6.19%) Oracle
4 4 (4.12%) Sybase
5 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.06%) SAP
5 2 (2.06%) Perforce
6 1 (1.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.03%) Telerik
6 1 (1.03%) Google
6 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.03%) hybris
6 1 (1.03%) Mercator
6 1 (1.03%) ESRI
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