The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Livingston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 20 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 1.12% - 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% - 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+43.93% -23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Livingston region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Livingston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
83 33 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 93.26% 100.00% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 39
Average daily rate £320 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £7.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +460.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Livingston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Livingston region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

QA Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA