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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.22% 1.82% 12.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 10.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
20 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.05% 18.18% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 13
Average daily rate £463 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (20.00%) webMethods
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (10.00%) Workday HCM
6 1 (10.00%) User Experience
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (10.00%) Confluence
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (10.00%) Retail-J
6 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Workday HCM
1 1 (10.00%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Audit Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) CISA
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (20.00%) webMethods
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft