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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.41% 0.35% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 2.38% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
11 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.51% 14.69% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 13
Median daily rate £240 £339 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.15% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £211 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

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
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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) UAT Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft