The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Kent region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.84% 1.82% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 35.71% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£325 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -11.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.25% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.72% 5.11% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 6
Average daily rate £380 £450 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £303 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
QA
South East

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 30 July 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 -
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) GxP
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) German Language
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Legal
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) NHS
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) German Language
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Process Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (11.11%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) QMS
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) GxP
2 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy