The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Luton region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 15 14
Contract jobs citing QA 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 3.61% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 37.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -40.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.90% 9.64% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £438 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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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 28 July 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 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 3 (33.33%) RSpec
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) BDD
1 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) CMS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (22.22%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 3 (33.33%) RSpec
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Manager
2 3 (33.33%) QA Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft