The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1417 1626 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.84% 3.15% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.38% 32.90% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1123 1052
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 23
Median hourly rate £19.23 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £14.00 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £132.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
QA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4665 4942 4626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.35% 9.56% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2993 3285 2836
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 178 189
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £43.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the England region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in England

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the England region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

QA
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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 -21 738 £445 +1.13% 258
South East -5 223 £375 - 101
North West -28 100 £365 -5.50% 31
East of England +31 68 £425 +30.76% 43
West Midlands -9 68 £319 -15.00% 38
South West -29 67 £400 +14.28% 25
Yorkshire -35 53 £380 +8.57% 33
East Midlands -2 52 £425 +13.33% 28
North East -37 41 £404 +24.30% 12
Midlands -4 1 - - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for QA.

1 1264 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 642 (22.76%) Finance
3 605 (21.45%) Java
4 599 (21.23%) SQL
5 471 (16.70%) Scrum
6 446 (15.81%) Selenium
7 353 (12.51%) JIRA
8 348 (12.34%) BDD
9 339 (12.02%) Project Management
10 338 (11.98%) TDD
11 328 (11.63%) JavaScript
12 308 (10.92%) SDLC
13 300 (10.63%) Microsoft
14 283 (10.03%) HTML
15 276 (9.78%) Degree
16 272 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
17 270 (9.57%) Cucumber
18 268 (9.50%) Test Automation
19 255 (9.04%) .NET
20 254 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
21 248 (8.79%) Automated Testing
22 247 (8.76%) Web Services
23 241 (8.54%) Linux
24 239 (8.47%) C#
24 239 (8.47%) Banking
25 236 (8.37%) Oracle
26 231 (8.19%) Jenkins
27 222 (7.87%) WebDriver
28 220 (7.80%) Test Scripting
28 220 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
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 94 (3.33%) Confluence
2 79 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 70 (2.48%) Apache
4 57 (2.02%) CMS
5 53 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 36 (1.28%) IIS
7 32 (1.13%) SAS
7 32 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 30 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 21 (0.74%) Apache Solr
10 21 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (0.64%) JBoss
11 18 (0.64%) Mule
12 17 (0.60%) nginx
13 15 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 185 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 125 (4.43%) MS Office
3 73 (2.59%) MS Project
4 72 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 64 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.18%) Mingle
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.071%) InVision
12 2 (0.071%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.071%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.071%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.035%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.035%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 18 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.28%) Magento
4 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.25%) Primavera
5 7 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
7 5 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.18%) Maximo
7 5 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 4 (0.14%) Radian6
8 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.09%) GitHub
4 28 (0.99%) SaaS
5 23 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.50%) IaaS
7 14 (0.50%) PaaS
8 13 (0.46%) Office 365
9 11 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.32%) Google Play
11 8 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.21%) Trello
14 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.91%) HTTP
2 44 (1.56%) Internet
3 26 (0.92%) Firewall
4 17 (0.60%) LAN
5 16 (0.57%) Network Security
6 15 (0.53%) SNMP
6 15 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.43%) FTP
7 12 (0.43%) SAN
8 11 (0.39%) DNS
8 11 (0.39%) SSL
9 10 (0.35%) VoIP
9 10 (0.35%) WAN
10 8 (0.28%) Skype
11 7 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.25%) IPv6
11 7 (0.25%) LDAP
12 6 (0.21%) PuTTY
12 6 (0.21%) VPN
12 6 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.58%) MongoDB
3 79 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (2.66%) Big Data
5 61 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 61 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 60 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 60 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 56 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (1.60%) MySQL
9 33 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
13 25 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (0.85%) Data Mining
14 24 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 446 (15.81%) Selenium
2 353 (12.51%) JIRA
3 270 (9.57%) Cucumber
4 231 (8.19%) Jenkins
5 222 (7.87%) WebDriver
6 200 (7.09%) Git (software)
7 131 (4.64%) JUnit
8 99 (3.51%) SoapUI
9 94 (3.33%) Maven
10 84 (2.98%) SpecFlow
11 80 (2.84%) Visual Studio
12 78 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 69 (2.45%) HP UFT
14 67 (2.38%) Subversion
15 64 (2.27%) Gradle
16 62 (2.20%) TeamCity
17 61 (2.16%) JMeter
18 57 (2.02%) Appium
19 55 (1.95%) LoadRunner
20 52 (1.84%) IntelliJ
General
1 642 (22.76%) Finance
2 239 (8.47%) Banking
3 150 (5.32%) Retail
4 101 (3.58%) Marketing
5 78 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 76 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.70%) Publishing
8 45 (1.60%) Front Office
8 45 (1.60%) Legal
9 39 (1.38%) Games
10 33 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.10%) Back Office
12 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.71%) Electronics
14 19 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.64%) Law
16 12 (0.43%) Billing
17 9 (0.32%) Advertising
18 8 (0.28%) French Language
19 7 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 681 (24.14%) Analyst
2 440 (15.60%) Developer
3 304 (10.78%) Test Analyst
4 258 (9.15%) Tester
5 203 (7.20%) QA Engineer
6 176 (6.24%) QA Analyst
7 167 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 164 (5.81%) Project Manager
9 150 (5.32%) QA Tester
10 135 (4.79%) Architect
11 134 (4.75%) Test Engineer
12 129 (4.57%) Test Manager
13 122 (4.32%) Java Developer
14 108 (3.83%) QA Test Analyst
15 91 (3.23%) Automation Tester
16 84 (2.98%) Automation Test Analyst
17 83 (2.94%) QA Leader
18 82 (2.91%) Consultant
18 82 (2.91%) Test Leader
19 66 (2.34%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (10.03%) HTML
2 255 (9.04%) .NET
3 247 (8.76%) Web Services
4 210 (7.44%) XML
5 164 (5.81%) CSS
6 141 (5.00%) SOAP
7 125 (4.43%) REST
8 121 (4.29%) Node.js
9 116 (4.11%) HTML5
10 114 (4.04%) AngularJS
11 106 (3.76%) Spring
12 85 (3.01%) RESTful
13 78 (2.76%) JSON
14 73 (2.59%) jQuery
15 72 (2.55%) ASP.NET
16 70 (2.48%) Hibernate
17 67 (2.38%) Gherkin
18 58 (2.06%) Middleware
19 49 (1.74%) J2EE
20 45 (1.60%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 272 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (6.45%) User Experience
3 120 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 111 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 75 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 54 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.67%) Derivative
8 39 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (1.38%) Visualisation
9 38 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.28%) Blog
11 35 (1.24%) Equities
12 34 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 33 (1.17%) Mainframe
14 31 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
15 30 (1.06%) Data Centre
16 29 (1.03%) Fixed Income
17 28 (0.99%) Mathematics
18 27 (0.96%) NHS
19 24 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 241 (8.54%) Linux
2 208 (7.37%) Windows
3 185 (6.56%) Unix
4 101 (3.58%) Android
5 83 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.82%) CentOS
10 21 (0.74%) AIX
11 20 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.53%) Solaris
12 15 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.14%) SUSE
17 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1264 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (16.70%) Scrum
3 348 (12.34%) BDD
4 339 (12.02%) Project Management
5 338 (11.98%) TDD
6 308 (10.92%) SDLC
7 268 (9.50%) Test Automation
8 254 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
9 248 (8.79%) Automated Testing
10 220 (7.80%) Test Scripting
10 220 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 212 (7.52%) E-Commerce
12 199 (7.05%) Open Source
13 193 (6.84%) Regression Testing
14 180 (6.38%) Functional Testing
15 177 (6.27%) DevOps
16 169 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
17 164 (5.81%) Software Testing
18 162 (5.74%) Automation Testing
19 154 (5.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 605 (21.45%) Java
2 599 (21.23%) SQL
3 328 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 239 (8.47%) C#
5 147 (5.21%) Python
6 136 (4.82%) Ruby
7 85 (3.01%) C++
8 68 (2.41%) C
9 67 (2.38%) PHP
10 63 (2.23%) Scala
11 56 (1.99%) Groovy
12 44 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 44 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.49%) PowerShell
15 39 (1.38%) VB
16 33 (1.17%) VBA
17 31 (1.10%) Perl
18 21 (0.74%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 276 (9.78%) Degree
2 200 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 158 (5.60%) ISEB
4 151 (5.35%) ISTQB
5 134 (4.75%) SC Cleared
6 58 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 37 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 36 (1.28%) PMP
10 34 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (1.10%) CCNP
12 28 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.50%) PhD
16 12 (0.43%) CCNA
16 12 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.35%) CISSP
18 6 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.06%) Data Quality
2 51 (1.81%) SDET
3 16 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.53%) SLA
5 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.32%) WCAG
8 8 (0.28%) MiFID
9 7 (0.25%) EMIR
9 7 (0.25%) GxP
9 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.21%) COBIT
10 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.21%) SEPA
10 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.14%) FATCA
13 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.11%) GCP
13 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 60 (2.13%) Docker
2 41 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.18%) Firmware
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.14%) Xen
10 4 (0.14%) XenApp
11 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 3 (0.11%) Squid
12 2 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (2.20%) Puppet
3 45 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.24%) Ansible
5 18 (0.64%) SCCM
6 17 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
7 8 (0.28%) Nagios
8 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.18%) SmoothWall
9 5 (0.18%) Terraform
10 4 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
10 4 (0.14%) Control-M
10 4 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.14%) SCOM
10 4 (0.14%) TeamSite
10 4 (0.14%) WSUS
11 3 (0.11%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 300 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 236 (8.37%) Oracle
3 102 (3.62%) HP
4 88 (3.12%) SAP
5 59 (2.09%) VMware
6 53 (1.88%) IBM
7 52 (1.84%) Atlassian
8 42 (1.49%) Adobe
9 37 (1.31%) Cisco
10 28 (0.99%) Citrix
10 28 (0.99%) New Relic
11 26 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (0.85%) Google
13 23 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 22 (0.78%) Informatica
14 22 (0.78%) Rally
15 19 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.64%) Talend
17 16 (0.57%) CheckPoint
18 13 (0.46%) Apple
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £46,000 - £61,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + permanent considered
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £370 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago