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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 229 240 251
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.046% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.050% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 7 £250 -
Hampshire -8 6 £285 - 3
East Sussex -9 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 17 (43.59%) HP
4 13 (33.33%) C#
4 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 9 (23.08%) VBA
6 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 9 (23.08%) Project Management
6 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (20.51%) Quality Management
7 8 (20.51%) MOS
7 8 (20.51%) .NET
7 8 (20.51%) MS Office
8 7 (17.95%) Oracle
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Selenium
9 6 (15.38%) Document Management
9 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (15.38%) JSP
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
9 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) WatiN
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Military
2 2 (5.13%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.38%) JSP
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) OLE
4 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) EMV
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 9 (23.08%) Project Management
3 8 (20.51%) Quality Management
4 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Document Management
5 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.69%) CRM
7 3 (7.69%) Validation
8 2 (5.13%) Workflow
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) VBA
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) VB
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) C++
6 2 (5.13%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) MOS
3 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.69%) ISEB
6 2 (5.13%) HND
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) GxP
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) HP
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Telerik
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