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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 41 38
Contract jobs citing QA 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 1.02% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 10.34% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
33 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.54% 9.90% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 15
Median daily rate £475 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £191 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (58.33%) TestComplete
3 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 7 (58.33%) Software Delivery
3 7 (58.33%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) WatiN
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
2 7 (58.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) WatiN
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
2 7 (58.33%) Automation Tester
2 7 (58.33%) QA Automation Tester
2 7 (58.33%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 7 (58.33%) Software Delivery
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft