The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 39 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.69% 0.70% 3.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.69% 20.00% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 12
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£415 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
QA
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 10 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.97% 3.52% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 23
Average daily rate £300 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 16
Average hourly rate £10.18 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.29 - £33.38
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 Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

QA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent 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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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
Maidstone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) GxP
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Reuters
1 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
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