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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.01% 1.76% 1.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.34% 23.81% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £325 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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
29 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.73% 7.39% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 8
Average daily rate £375 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 August 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
Canterbury - 1 £175 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata