The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 16 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.13% 2.26% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.21% 28.89% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £733
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
43 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.40% 7.84% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 26
Average daily rate £388 £335 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +219.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -81.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £550 - 1
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 11 (55.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 7 (35.00%) Dependency Management
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Coaching
5 6 (30.00%) ETL
5 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) DB2
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Control-M
6 5 (25.00%) Information Management
7 4 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) DataStage
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe CQ
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (30.00%) DB2
2 3 (15.00%) DataStage
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Ant
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Change Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) CMS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) JSP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
2 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Dependency Management
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Coaching
5 6 (30.00%) ETL
6 5 (25.00%) Information Management
7 4 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Validation
9 2 (10.00%) Change Management
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.00%) FQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Control-M
2 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Vignette
3 1 (5.00%) Software AG
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) webMethods
3 1 (5.00%) FatWire
3 1 (5.00%) Facebook
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter
3 1 (5.00%) Terracotta
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