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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 544 499 530
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 45 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.17% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £78.75 -
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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 -3 27 £350 +27.27% 8
North West -24 8 £388 +19.23% 4
East of England +4 4 £388 +5.44% 4
South East -37 4 £369 +15.23% 5
West Midlands +1 2 £150 - 2
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (100.00%) QA
2 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (34.04%) Selenium
4 25 (26.60%) SQL
5 21 (22.34%) Automation Testing
6 20 (21.28%) JIRA
7 18 (19.15%) Software Testing
7 18 (19.15%) Java
8 17 (18.09%) TDD
9 16 (17.02%) Finance
10 15 (15.96%) Cucumber
11 14 (14.89%) Banking
12 13 (13.83%) Scrum
12 13 (13.83%) BDD
13 12 (12.77%) Automated Testing
14 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
14 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
15 9 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (9.57%) Test Scripting
15 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
15 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
15 9 (9.57%) HP
15 9 (9.57%) ISEB
16 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
16 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
16 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
16 8 (8.51%) Gherkin

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.06%) Drupal
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.19%) FastStats
3 2 (2.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.13%) Wireless
2 1 (1.06%) Skype
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) JIRA
3 15 (15.96%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.32%) Subversion
6 5 (5.32%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.19%) Behat
8 3 (3.19%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.13%) NUnit
9 2 (2.13%) JUnit
9 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.06%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Games
5 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) Gherkin
2 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 7 (7.45%) XML
3 6 (6.38%) Web Services
4 5 (5.32%) JSON
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle ADF
5 3 (3.19%) HTML
5 3 (3.19%) XSD
5 3 (3.19%) SOAP
5 3 (3.19%) Spring
6 1 (1.06%) Struts
6 1 (1.06%) J2EE
6 1 (1.06%) CSS
6 1 (1.06%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.06%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.06%) WPF
6 1 (1.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
3 3 (3.19%) Replication
4 2 (2.13%) EFT
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Handset
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Derivative
5 1 (1.06%) Streaming Music
5 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) Telematics
5 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.06%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.45%) Android
3 3 (3.19%) UNIX
3 3 (3.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.34%) Automation Testing
3 18 (19.15%) Software Testing
4 17 (18.09%) TDD
5 13 (13.83%) Scrum
5 13 (13.83%) BDD
6 12 (12.77%) Automated Testing
7 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
7 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Performance Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.38%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.32%) System Testing
11 5 (5.32%) Black-Box Testing
11 5 (5.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) SQL
2 18 (19.15%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.19%) C#
3 3 (3.19%) Groovy
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.06%) VBA
4 1 (1.06%) Python
4 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) ISEB
2 6 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) HP
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.13%) Perforce
5 1 (1.06%) VMware
5 1 (1.06%) Telerik
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.06%) SAP
5 1 (1.06%) Sybase
5 1 (1.06%) Mercator
5 1 (1.06%) Remedy
5 1 (1.06%) ESRI
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