The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
847 541 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.92% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 324 152
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 38 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the North East region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North East

QA Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) WATIR
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) WATIR
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Sahi
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA