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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 524 512 479
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 65 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £193 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 19 December 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 +22 39 £370 +18.40% 8
South East -10 15 £250 -9.90% 4
North West -9 6 £310 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 - - 1
East of England -18 1 £225 +275.00% 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 143 (100.00%) QA
2 58 (40.56%) SQL
3 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (36.36%) Selenium
5 37 (25.87%) Java
6 35 (24.48%) Test Scripting
7 33 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 28 (19.58%) C#
9 27 (18.88%) Finance
10 24 (16.78%) .NET
10 24 (16.78%) Automated Testing
10 24 (16.78%) Test Automation
11 23 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (16.08%) QuickTest Pro
12 20 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
13 19 (13.29%) JIRA
13 19 (13.29%) TDD
13 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
14 18 (12.59%) ISEB
14 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
14 18 (12.59%) ISTQB
14 18 (12.59%) BDD
15 17 (11.89%) Software Testing
15 17 (11.89%) HP
16 16 (11.19%) XML
17 14 (9.79%) Integration Testing
17 14 (9.79%) WebDriver
17 14 (9.79%) Test Strategy
18 12 (8.39%) Automation Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.20%) CMS
2 5 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.80%) Confluence
4 3 (2.10%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) Mingle
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.10%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Trello
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
1 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (36.36%) Selenium
2 23 (16.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
3 19 (13.29%) JIRA
4 14 (9.79%) WebDriver
5 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.59%) WATIR
7 7 (4.90%) Sahi
8 5 (3.50%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.50%) NUnit
9 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.80%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.80%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.10%) Appium
10 3 (2.10%) JMeter
10 3 (2.10%) JUnit
11 2 (1.40%) Subversion
11 2 (1.40%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.40%) Calabash
11 2 (1.40%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Games
3 3 (2.10%) German Language
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.70%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.78%) .NET
2 16 (11.19%) XML
3 12 (8.39%) Web Services
4 5 (3.50%) SOAP
5 4 (2.80%) OLE
5 4 (2.80%) REST
5 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.10%) JSON
6 3 (2.10%) HTML
6 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.10%) JSP
7 2 (1.40%) J2EE
7 2 (1.40%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.40%) Google Maps API
7 2 (1.40%) MDX
8 1 (0.70%) WPF
8 1 (0.70%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.69%) Open Source
2 9 (6.29%) Smartcard
2 9 (6.29%) EMV
3 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.20%) Derivative
5 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.40%) STB
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
5 2 (1.40%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.40%) iPhone
5 2 (1.40%) IPTV
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Online Games
6 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) New Media
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.90%) UNIX
2 6 (4.20%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.80%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) webOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.48%) Test Scripting
3 33 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 24 (16.78%) Automated Testing
4 24 (16.78%) Test Automation
5 23 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (13.29%) TDD
7 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
7 18 (12.59%) BDD
8 17 (11.89%) Software Testing
9 14 (9.79%) Integration Testing
9 14 (9.79%) Test Strategy
10 12 (8.39%) Automation Testing
10 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.39%) Scrum
11 10 (6.99%) Project Management
12 7 (4.90%) Test Planning
12 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
13 6 (4.20%) CRM
13 6 (4.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.56%) SQL
2 37 (25.87%) Java
3 28 (19.58%) C#
4 8 (5.59%) VBA
4 8 (5.59%) Ruby
5 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.80%) VB
5 4 (2.80%) C++
5 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.80%) Scala
6 3 (2.10%) VBScript
6 3 (2.10%) Python
7 2 (1.40%) C
7 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) Lua
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) ISEB
1 18 (12.59%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.20%) Degree
3 5 (3.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MOS
5 2 (1.40%) HND
5 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) GxP
3 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 20 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.89%) HP
3 10 (6.99%) Oracle
4 5 (3.50%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.10%) Google
5 3 (2.10%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.10%) Mercator
6 2 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.40%) Telerik
7 1 (0.70%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.70%) Perforce
7 1 (0.70%) RedDot
7 1 (0.70%) Symbian
7 1 (0.70%) Apple
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix
7 1 (0.70%) Informatica
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