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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.27% 2.60% 10.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 11.76% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.64% 22.08% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 16
Average daily rate £475 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £285 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £427 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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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

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (75.00%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) CISA
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) MS Project
6 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (12.50%) EMV
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Retail-J
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) Use Case

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Retail-J
1 1 (12.50%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Audit Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Use Case
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian