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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.03% - 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% - 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £525 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-59.21% +76.74%
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
14 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.46% 7.43% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Median daily rate £500 £500 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.62 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +19.04%

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 31 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) SSADM
4 3 (23.08%) DSDM
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (23.08%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Customer Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) FogBugz
5 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (15.38%) Adobe
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
1 2 (15.38%) FogBugz
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
1 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Test Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Business Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) CRM Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Lead Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
5 2 (15.38%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) Customer Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) DSDM
3 3 (23.08%) Marketing Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) SSADM
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft