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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 244 257 233
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.096% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Average daily rate £325 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
7953 8828 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.19% 93.80% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4824 4748 4160
Average daily rate £385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 432 468
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Sussex - 7 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £295 +18.00% 1
Kent - 2 £210 -
Berkshire +9 1 £370 +28.69% 2
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (72.73%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Android
4 12 (54.55%) Apple iOS
5 11 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 11 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Open Source
7 7 (31.82%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (27.27%) User Experience
8 6 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
10 3 (13.64%) Data Reconciliation
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
10 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
10 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
10 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.64%) Scrum
10 3 (13.64%) Electronics
10 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
10 3 (13.64%) Marketing
10 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) H.323
1 1 (4.55%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.64%) SAP BI
1 3 (13.64%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
1 3 (13.64%) Toad
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (27.27%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Android
1 12 (54.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Mobile Application Development
4 7 (31.82%) Open Source
4 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.64%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) SDLC
8 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) FedRAMP
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Coremetrics
3 1 (4.55%) Endeca
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM