The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 8 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.96% 2.45% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.24% 25.00% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 13
Median daily rate £425 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
QA
East of England

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 Essex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.09% 9.79% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 35
Median daily rate £325 £413 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £520 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (88.46%) Finance
2 16 (61.54%) Release Management
2 16 (61.54%) Test Management
2 16 (61.54%) Regression Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) Validation
5 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) AIX
6 6 (23.08%) Solaris
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (23.08%) Dell
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (23.08%) Control-M
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 4 (15.38%) DevOps
9 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.54%) Coaching

QA
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:

Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (11.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Grunt
General
1 23 (88.46%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Electronics
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (30.77%) HR Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Senior Oracle Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (11.54%) HR Manager
7 3 (11.54%) QA Manager
7 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Testing Project Manager
9 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (3.85%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) AIX
1 6 (23.08%) Solaris
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Regression Testing
1 16 (61.54%) Release Management
1 16 (61.54%) Test Management
2 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Validation
5 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
8 3 (11.54%) TDD
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (7.69%) MAPM
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (11.54%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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