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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 11 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.33% 4.05% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 88.89% 20.59% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £475 £319 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.01% -36.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
9 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.38% 19.65% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +80.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) C#
1 15 (78.95%) E-Commerce
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) TDD
1 15 (78.95%) TeamCity
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
1 15 (78.95%) Feature Driven Development
1 15 (78.95%) BDD
1 15 (78.95%) ATDD
1 15 (78.95%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (73.68%) SDET
3 13 (68.42%) SpecFlow
4 9 (47.37%) API Testing
4 9 (47.37%) JIRA
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) Ruby
5 8 (42.11%) Defect Management
5 8 (42.11%) TestNG
5 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
5 8 (42.11%) Python
5 8 (42.11%) Perl
5 8 (42.11%) JUnit
6 7 (36.84%) Selenium
7 6 (31.58%) JBehave
7 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
7 6 (31.58%) SoapUI
8 5 (26.32%) REST
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (21.05%) Java

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 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) TeamCity
2 13 (68.42%) SpecFlow
3 9 (47.37%) JIRA
4 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
4 8 (42.11%) JUnit
4 8 (42.11%) TestNG
5 7 (36.84%) Selenium
6 6 (31.58%) JBehave
6 6 (31.58%) SoapUI
6 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
7 5 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.79%) Ant
8 3 (15.79%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Test Automation Engineer
1 11 (57.89%) Test Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (5.26%) C# Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (5.26%) EPoS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) EFT
1 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) ATDD
1 15 (78.95%) BDD
1 15 (78.95%) Continuous Delivery
1 15 (78.95%) E-Commerce
1 15 (78.95%) Feature Driven Development
1 15 (78.95%) TDD
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 9 (47.37%) API Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (42.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) Perl
2 8 (42.11%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Ruby
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) SDET
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat