The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Luton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.90% - 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.85% 6.76% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £313 £330 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +88.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
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QA
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

QA
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

QA
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 16 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) NUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) RSpec
1 3 (30.00%) MSTest
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) BDD
1 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) NUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (30.00%) RSpec
1 3 (30.00%) MSTest
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Quality Manager
3 2 (20.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) DSDM
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
Luton
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