The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.99% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 9.09% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
16 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.84% 4.66% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Median daily rate £350 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £92 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £9.61 - £11.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 2 - -
Dartford - 1 £225 -
Maidstone - 1 £350 - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £380 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) QA Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Android Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Engagement Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Tester
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) APMP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple