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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 530 546 521
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 94 77 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 70
Median daily rate £365 £345 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - -
QA Tester
UK

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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +31 54 £373 +9.55% 19
South East +6 10 £325 -9.02% 2
North West +12 8 £413 +13.79% 5
West Midlands -22 8 £294 +95.83% 2
North East - 8 £375 - 2
South West +16 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £305 -26.06% 1
East of England +4 2 £425 +61.90% 4
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 170 (100.00%) QA
2 109 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (42.35%) Selenium
4 62 (36.47%) Cucumber
5 59 (34.71%) Java
6 54 (31.76%) BDD
7 46 (27.06%) SQL
8 44 (25.88%) WebDriver
9 43 (25.29%) JIRA
10 35 (20.59%) Automated Testing
11 34 (20.00%) Scrum
12 33 (19.41%) Test Scripting
12 33 (19.41%) Manual Testing
13 31 (18.24%) Test Automation
13 31 (18.24%) JavaScript
14 29 (17.06%) Jenkins
15 28 (16.47%) QA Automation
16 27 (15.88%) Exploratory Testing
17 26 (15.29%) Functional Testing
17 26 (15.29%) TDD
18 23 (13.53%) Automation Testing
19 21 (12.35%) .NET
19 21 (12.35%) Regression Testing
20 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
21 19 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
22 18 (10.59%) Finance
22 18 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
22 18 (10.59%) Gherkin
23 17 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
23 17 (10.00%) Performance 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 9 (5.29%) Confluence
2 5 (2.94%) Apache
3 4 (2.35%) CMS
4 3 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Mule
5 2 (1.18%) OpenROAD
5 2 (1.18%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.59%) SAS
6 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.29%) MS Office
2 9 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.76%) Mingle
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) HTTP
2 3 (1.76%) SNMP
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.29%) Big Data
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.35%) Cognos Query Studio
4 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.35%) QlikView
5 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.76%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
6 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (42.35%) Selenium
2 62 (36.47%) Cucumber
3 44 (25.88%) WebDriver
4 43 (25.29%) JIRA
5 29 (17.06%) Jenkins
6 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
7 11 (6.47%) LoadRunner
7 11 (6.47%) Visual Studio
8 10 (5.88%) HP UFT
8 10 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 9 (5.29%) JMeter
9 9 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (4.71%) SoapUI
10 8 (4.71%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.12%) IntelliJ
11 7 (4.12%) JBehave
12 6 (3.53%) Jasmine
12 6 (3.53%) Maven
12 6 (3.53%) Protractor
13 5 (2.94%) Appium
General
1 18 (10.59%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Games
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.35%) .NET
2 18 (10.59%) Gherkin
3 15 (8.82%) HTML
4 12 (7.06%) Web Services
5 10 (5.88%) CSS
6 9 (5.29%) JSON
6 9 (5.29%) RESTful
6 9 (5.29%) XML
7 6 (3.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.35%) HTML5
8 4 (2.35%) REST
9 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.76%) Spring
10 2 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.18%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.18%) JMS
10 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.18%) SOAP
10 2 (1.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.94%) Fintech
4 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.76%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.76%) PKI
5 2 (1.18%) EPoS
5 2 (1.18%) Equities
5 2 (1.18%) Replication
5 2 (1.18%) Social Media
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.24%) Linux
2 11 (6.47%) Android
3 10 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.12%) Unix
4 7 (4.12%) Windows
5 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.76%) BDD
3 35 (20.59%) Automated Testing
4 34 (20.00%) Scrum
5 33 (19.41%) Manual Testing
5 33 (19.41%) Test Scripting
6 31 (18.24%) Test Automation
7 28 (16.47%) QA Automation
8 27 (15.88%) Exploratory Testing
9 26 (15.29%) Functional Testing
9 26 (15.29%) TDD
10 23 (13.53%) Automation Testing
11 21 (12.35%) Regression Testing
12 19 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
14 17 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (10.00%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.65%) Software Testing
16 11 (6.47%) User Stories
17 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.71%) Java
2 46 (27.06%) SQL
3 31 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.82%) C#
4 15 (8.82%) Python
5 14 (8.24%) Ruby
6 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.12%) Groovy
7 7 (4.12%) Scala
8 6 (3.53%) VBA
9 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.76%) VBScript
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) C++
12 2 (1.18%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.18%) Perl
12 2 (1.18%) VB
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Degree
2 12 (7.06%) ISEB
3 8 (4.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.06%) Oracle
3 8 (4.71%) HP
4 6 (3.53%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.94%) Cognos
6 3 (1.76%) Adobe
6 3 (1.76%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.76%) Rally
7 2 (1.18%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.18%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.18%) hybris
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) Informatica
7 2 (1.18%) Murex
7 2 (1.18%) New Relic
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.59%) webMethods
8 1 (0.59%) Xamarin
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