The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.89% 2.03% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.94% 10.71% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -8.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.45 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -31.06%
QA
Bedfordshire

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
17 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.91% 18.92% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 21
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
1 20 (83.33%) BDD
2 19 (79.17%) E-Commerce
2 19 (79.17%) C#
3 18 (75.00%) SpecFlow
3 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (75.00%) Selenium
4 17 (70.83%) SDET
5 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
5 16 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (66.67%) ATDD
5 16 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 16 (66.67%) TeamCity
6 15 (62.50%) WebDriver
7 14 (58.33%) JBehave
7 14 (58.33%) JIRA
8 13 (54.17%) Ruby
8 13 (54.17%) Perl
8 13 (54.17%) Python
8 13 (54.17%) JUnit
8 13 (54.17%) SoapUI
8 13 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (54.17%) TestNG
8 13 (54.17%) Defect Management
9 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (50.00%) Java
10 10 (41.67%) Maven
10 10 (41.67%) Ant

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Selenium
1 18 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 16 (66.67%) TeamCity
3 15 (62.50%) WebDriver
4 14 (58.33%) JBehave
4 14 (58.33%) JIRA
5 13 (54.17%) JUnit
5 13 (54.17%) SoapUI
5 13 (54.17%) TestNG
6 12 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 10 (41.67%) Ant
7 10 (41.67%) Maven
8 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Games
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Developer in Test
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) Java RMI
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) EFT
1 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (83.33%) BDD
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 19 (79.17%) E-Commerce
3 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (66.67%) ATDD
4 16 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 13 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (54.17%) Defect Management
6 7 (29.17%) API Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
7 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) Perl
2 13 (54.17%) Python
2 13 (54.17%) Ruby
3 12 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) SDET
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat