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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 559 546 475
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -71
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 71 69 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 47 63
Median daily rate £363 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £273 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £189 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
-46.94% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £137.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -85.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
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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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 41 £435 +16.00% 22
West Midlands -16 11 £150 - 5
North West -7 7 £221 -37.00% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 3
South East -14 3 £315 -13.10% 9
North East -42 1 £350 - 1
QA Tester
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QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 148 (100.00%) QA
2 87 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (39.19%) Selenium
4 55 (37.16%) BDD
5 53 (35.81%) Java
6 52 (35.14%) Cucumber
7 44 (29.73%) Automated Testing
8 42 (28.38%) WebDriver
9 41 (27.70%) SQL
10 38 (25.68%) JIRA
11 36 (24.32%) Test Automation
12 34 (22.97%) Scrum
13 33 (22.30%) JavaScript
14 29 (19.59%) Manual Testing
15 28 (18.92%) Functional Testing
16 26 (17.57%) Finance
17 25 (16.89%) Regression Testing
18 24 (16.22%) TDD
19 21 (14.19%) Test Scripting
19 21 (14.19%) Exploratory Testing
20 20 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
21 19 (12.84%) QA Automation
22 18 (12.16%) Gherkin
22 18 (12.16%) E-Commerce
23 17 (11.49%) HTML
23 17 (11.49%) .NET
23 17 (11.49%) Non-Functional Testing
23 17 (11.49%) Software Testing
24 16 (10.81%) Ruby
24 16 (10.81%) Jenkins

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 5 (3.38%) Apache
1 5 (3.38%) Confluence
2 3 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.35%) CMS
3 2 (1.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.08%) MS Office
3 8 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) Big Data
2 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.70%) Cognos Query Studio
3 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.70%) QlikView
3 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.03%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.35%) MySQL
5 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (39.19%) Selenium
2 52 (35.14%) Cucumber
3 42 (28.38%) WebDriver
4 38 (25.68%) JIRA
5 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 16 (10.81%) Jenkins
6 15 (10.14%) HP UFT
7 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.41%) SoapUI
8 8 (5.41%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.73%) TestComplete
10 6 (4.05%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.05%) LoadRunner
10 6 (4.05%) Protractor
10 6 (4.05%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.38%) JBehave
11 5 (3.38%) JUnit
11 5 (3.38%) Maven
11 5 (3.38%) NUnit
11 5 (3.38%) RSpec
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.05%) Retail
5 5 (3.38%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Front Office
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) Gherkin
2 17 (11.49%) .NET
2 17 (11.49%) HTML
3 14 (9.46%) CSS
4 9 (6.08%) Web Services
5 7 (4.73%) JSON
5 7 (4.73%) REST
6 6 (4.05%) RESTful
6 6 (4.05%) XML
7 4 (2.70%) MSMQ
8 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.03%) SOAP
8 3 (2.03%) Spring
9 2 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.35%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.35%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.35%) HTML5
9 2 (1.35%) JMS
9 2 (1.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.38%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.70%) User Experience
5 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.03%) Social Media
6 2 (1.35%) Derivative
6 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.35%) Fintech
6 2 (1.35%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) Animation
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) Android
1 10 (6.76%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.41%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Windows
5 2 (1.35%) VMS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.16%) BDD
3 44 (29.73%) Automated Testing
4 36 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 34 (22.97%) Scrum
6 29 (19.59%) Manual Testing
7 28 (18.92%) Functional Testing
8 25 (16.89%) Regression Testing
9 24 (16.22%) TDD
10 21 (14.19%) Exploratory Testing
10 21 (14.19%) Test Scripting
11 20 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (12.84%) QA Automation
13 18 (12.16%) E-Commerce
14 17 (11.49%) Non-Functional Testing
14 17 (11.49%) Software Testing
15 14 (9.46%) Automation Testing
16 13 (8.78%) SDLC
17 11 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.81%) Java
2 41 (27.70%) SQL
3 33 (22.30%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.81%) Ruby
5 14 (9.46%) Python
6 11 (7.43%) C#
7 9 (6.08%) Groovy
8 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.38%) C++
10 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.70%) Scala
10 4 (2.70%) VBA
11 3 (2.03%) VBScript
12 2 (1.35%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.35%) VB
13 1 (0.68%) PHP
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) ISEB
2 8 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.70%) PhD
5 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.41%) Oracle
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.38%) Cognos
3 5 (3.38%) HP
4 4 (2.70%) Sybase
5 3 (2.03%) Adobe
5 3 (2.03%) Rally
6 2 (1.35%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.35%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.35%) hybris
6 2 (1.35%) IBM
6 2 (1.35%) Informatica
6 2 (1.35%) Murex
6 2 (1.35%) New Relic
7 1 (0.68%) ATG
7 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago