The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 243 236 226
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.13% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 South 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8550 8239 7414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.81% 91.87% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4558 3777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 438 575
Average hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the South East region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire - 4 £460 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
Hampshire -4 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (18.75%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (18.75%) Game Development
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Games
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Struts
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Code Coverage
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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