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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.41% 1.96% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 36.36% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+11.71% +19.62%
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
14 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.74% 5.39% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 18
Average daily rate £450 £420 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £383 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £463 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

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 6 May 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £450 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Software Distribution
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) Reuters
4 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (16.67%) MSI
4 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
4 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Software Packager
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
4 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Software Distribution
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Reuters
3 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg