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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 491 476 520
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +44
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 73 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.093% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 30
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £263 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £195
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45860 39882 51429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.27% 92.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28497 23419 28960
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £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 1848 2045 2410
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Tester
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +17 58 £350 - 12
East of England -19 8 £330 +5.60% 1
South East -1 4 £270 -16.92% 6
North West - 2 - - 1
South West -13 1 £200 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 132 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (52.27%) Selenium
3 52 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (35.61%) Test Scripting
5 43 (32.58%) SQL
6 37 (28.03%) C#
6 37 (28.03%) TDD
6 37 (28.03%) Cucumber
7 35 (26.52%) Finance
8 34 (25.76%) Test Automation
9 33 (25.00%) Scrum
10 29 (21.97%) BDD
11 26 (19.70%) Ruby
11 26 (19.70%) ISEB
12 25 (18.94%) Automated Testing
12 25 (18.94%) Automation Testing
13 24 (18.18%) Java
13 24 (18.18%) JavaScript
14 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
15 22 (16.67%) WebDriver
16 21 (15.91%) FitNesse
17 20 (15.15%) .NET
18 19 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (14.39%) JIRA
18 19 (14.39%) SpecFlow
19 18 (13.64%) ISTQB
20 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
21 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
21 16 (12.12%) WATIR
21 16 (12.12%) Open Source

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (0.76%) Apache
1 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 69 (52.27%) Selenium
2 37 (28.03%) Cucumber
3 22 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 21 (15.91%) FitNesse
5 19 (14.39%) SpecFlow
5 19 (14.39%) JIRA
6 16 (12.12%) WATIR
7 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.06%) JMeter
10 7 (5.30%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.30%) Calabash
11 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
12 5 (3.79%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
12 5 (3.79%) Bugzilla
13 4 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (3.03%) WebLOAD
13 4 (3.03%) Subversion
13 4 (3.03%) Fiddler
General
1 35 (26.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Publishing
3 4 (3.03%) Legal
4 3 (2.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) .NET
2 16 (12.12%) HTML
3 12 (9.09%) Web Services
3 12 (9.09%) XML
4 7 (5.30%) Ajax
4 7 (5.30%) JSON
5 6 (4.55%) DHTML
5 6 (4.55%) RESTful
6 5 (3.79%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.03%) WCF
7 4 (3.03%) WPF
7 4 (3.03%) SOAP
8 3 (2.27%) REST
8 3 (2.27%) CSS
8 3 (2.27%) XSLT
9 2 (1.52%) MDX
9 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.76%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Open Source
2 10 (7.58%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.79%) E-Learning
5 4 (3.03%) IPTV
5 4 (3.03%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.27%) NHS
6 3 (2.27%) New Media
6 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Windows
2 6 (4.55%) Linux
2 6 (4.55%) UNIX
3 5 (3.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) HPUX
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.61%) Test Scripting
3 37 (28.03%) TDD
4 34 (25.76%) Test Automation
5 33 (25.00%) Scrum
6 29 (21.97%) BDD
7 25 (18.94%) Automation Testing
7 25 (18.94%) Automated Testing
8 23 (17.42%) Software Testing
9 19 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
11 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.36%) Manual Testing
13 12 (9.09%) User Stories
13 12 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.82%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.82%) Load Testing
15 8 (6.06%) Kanban
16 7 (5.30%) Performance Testing
16 7 (5.30%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) SQL
2 37 (28.03%) C#
3 26 (19.70%) Ruby
4 24 (18.18%) Java
4 24 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.55%) F#
6 5 (3.79%) Python
7 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.27%) VBA
8 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.52%) Groovy
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
9 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.76%) Delphi
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (19.70%) ISEB
2 18 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) MOS
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) Nagios
2 1 (0.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) HP
2 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.79%) Citrix
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle
4 2 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (0.76%) Splunk
5 1 (0.76%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.76%) IBM
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago