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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.77% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £485 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +83.00%
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
24 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.38% 8.86% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 4
Median daily rate £485 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.49% +34.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £24.50 £51.30 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.24% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

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 23 July 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
3 6 (46.15%) SDET
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
4 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) TestNG
5 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
5 4 (30.77%) JBehave
5 4 (30.77%) Feature Driven Development
5 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (30.77%) ATDD
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) Perl
5 4 (30.77%) Ant
5 4 (30.77%) JUnit
5 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) Maven

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 1 (7.69%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Ant
4 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (30.77%) JBehave
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
4 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
4 4 (30.77%) TestNG
5 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Developer in Test
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) CRM Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) CRM Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) CRM Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Java RMI
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) ATDD
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 4 (30.77%) Feature Driven Development
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
5 3 (23.08%) Customer Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) DSDM
5 3 (23.08%) Marketing Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) SSADM
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SDET
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