The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.90% 2.25% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 50.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£525 £463 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +27.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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 Luton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.37% 4.49% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 7
Average daily rate £325 £463 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +21.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £433 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £493 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
3 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) CMS
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) EMV
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) MS Project
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Retail-J
1 1 (11.11%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Quality Manager
1 3 (33.33%) QA Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft