The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - 59 59
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
460 618 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.87% 97.78% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 370 282
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 46 67
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Essex

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Essex region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA