The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South East
Rank 57 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 238 199 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.25% 2.43% 2.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.19% 24.03% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 121 112
Median daily rate £386 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Median hourly rate £25.17 £45.50 £23.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.68% +93.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £22.50 £22.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £61.50 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
717 828 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.80% 10.09% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 453 417
Median daily rate £436 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 46
Median hourly rate £14.63 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.21% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA
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 across the South East region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA
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 across the South East region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

QA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +32 63 £413 +26.92% 15
Berkshire +10 62 £400 +15.10% 23
Surrey +26 34 £335 -21.17% 19
West Sussex +9 22 £417 +14.89% 2
Oxfordshire -1 16 £400 +16.78% 17
Buckinghamshire -9 15 £290 -7.20% 11
Kent +5 10 £403 +15.00% 4
East Sussex -5 4 £375 -14.28% 6
Sussex - 4 £361 -
Middlesex +4 2 £500 -9.09% 3
Thames Valley - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for QA.

1 173 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (23.78%) Selenium
3 100 (21.23%) Java
4 81 (17.20%) Finance
5 77 (16.35%) SQL
6 64 (13.59%) JIRA
7 63 (13.38%) Project Management
8 62 (13.16%) Scrum
9 61 (12.95%) JavaScript
9 61 (12.95%) Degree
9 61 (12.95%) TDD
10 60 (12.74%) Microsoft
11 58 (12.31%) BDD
12 56 (11.89%) Cucumber
13 54 (11.46%) XML
14 52 (11.04%) Automated Testing
14 52 (11.04%) Test Automation
15 49 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (9.98%) HTML
17 45 (9.55%) Jenkins
17 45 (9.55%) User Stories
17 45 (9.55%) Performance Testing
18 44 (9.34%) Regression Testing
19 43 (9.13%) WebDriver
20 40 (8.49%) .NET
20 40 (8.49%) CSS
21 39 (8.28%) Unit Testing
21 39 (8.28%) Security Cleared
22 38 (8.07%) Git (software)
22 38 (8.07%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (6.16%) Confluence
2 20 (4.25%) CMS
3 13 (2.76%) Apache
4 12 (2.55%) JBoss
5 11 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.91%) Commerce Server
6 9 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.49%) IIS
8 7 (1.49%) Joomla!
8 7 (1.49%) WordPress
9 5 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.85%) Drupal
10 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.64%) GemFire
12 2 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 31 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.97%) MS Office
3 13 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.34%) MS Project
5 8 (1.70%) Fireworks
5 8 (1.70%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.49%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.70%) Fredhopper
2 8 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.06%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.64%) HFM
4 3 (0.64%) Magento
4 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.12%) PaaS
3 7 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.27%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.64%) GitHub
6 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.42%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.18%) Internet
2 8 (1.70%) Firewall
2 8 (1.70%) Intranet
3 7 (1.49%) DNS
3 7 (1.49%) GSM
3 7 (1.49%) LTE
3 7 (1.49%) SMTP
4 6 (1.27%) FTP
4 6 (1.27%) HSPA
4 6 (1.27%) SNMP
4 6 (1.27%) WCDMA
5 5 (1.06%) HTTP
6 4 (0.85%) IMAP
6 4 (0.85%) Network Security
6 4 (0.85%) SSL
6 4 (0.85%) VPN
7 3 (0.64%) LAN
7 3 (0.64%) NAS
7 3 (0.64%) SAN
7 3 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.61%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.12%) DB2
6 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.49%) Big Data
7 7 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.49%) HBase
7 7 (1.49%) MarkLogic
7 7 (1.49%) MySQL
7 7 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.27%) Star Schema
9 5 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 112 (23.78%) Selenium
2 64 (13.59%) JIRA
3 56 (11.89%) Cucumber
4 45 (9.55%) Jenkins
5 43 (9.13%) WebDriver
6 38 (8.07%) Git (software)
7 29 (6.16%) SoapUI
8 28 (5.94%) JUnit
9 24 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (4.67%) SpecFlow
11 17 (3.61%) Gradle
12 15 (3.18%) Subversion
13 11 (2.34%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.34%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.91%) JMeter
14 9 (1.91%) NUnit
15 8 (1.70%) Axure RP
15 8 (1.70%) Hudson
16 7 (1.49%) MSBuild
16 7 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 81 (17.20%) Finance
2 28 (5.94%) Marketing
3 25 (5.31%) Publishing
4 22 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.40%) Legal
6 12 (2.55%) Games
6 12 (2.55%) Retail
7 11 (2.34%) Banking
7 11 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.91%) Local Government
9 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.85%) Military
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Danish Language
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 100 (21.23%) Analyst
2 56 (11.89%) Developer
3 51 (10.83%) Tester
4 45 (9.55%) Project Manager
5 38 (8.07%) Test Analyst
6 35 (7.43%) Test Engineer
7 32 (6.79%) QA Engineer
8 30 (6.37%) QA Analyst
9 29 (6.16%) Automation Tester
10 28 (5.94%) QA Tester
11 23 (4.88%) IT Manager
12 21 (4.46%) QA Test Analyst
13 19 (4.03%) Automation Test Analyst
14 18 (3.82%) IT Project Manager
15 17 (3.61%) QA Automation Tester
16 16 (3.40%) QA Test Engineer
16 16 (3.40%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 16 (3.40%) Selenium Tester
17 15 (3.18%) Consultant
17 15 (3.18%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.46%) XML
2 47 (9.98%) HTML
3 40 (8.49%) .NET
3 40 (8.49%) CSS
4 36 (7.64%) Web Services
5 25 (5.31%) JSON
6 22 (4.67%) Gherkin
7 18 (3.82%) AngularJS
8 17 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 17 (3.61%) Node.js
8 17 (3.61%) Spring
9 16 (3.40%) Ajax
9 16 (3.40%) RESTful
10 14 (2.97%) REST
11 11 (2.34%) Hibernate
11 11 (2.34%) XSLT
12 9 (1.91%) jQuery
12 9 (1.91%) Middleware
13 8 (1.70%) JMS
13 8 (1.70%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.31%) User Experience
4 11 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.70%) Copywriting
6 8 (1.70%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.70%) Statistics
7 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.49%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.27%) NHS
8 6 (1.27%) PMI
8 6 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.06%) Life Science
10 4 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.16%) Linux
2 28 (5.94%) Windows
3 25 (5.31%) Unix
4 20 (4.25%) Android
5 13 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.70%) AIX
7 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.42%) VMS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) MVS
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.38%) Project Management
3 62 (13.16%) Scrum
4 61 (12.95%) TDD
5 58 (12.31%) BDD
6 52 (11.04%) Automated Testing
6 52 (11.04%) Test Automation
7 49 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 45 (9.55%) Performance Testing
8 45 (9.55%) User Stories
9 44 (9.34%) Regression Testing
10 39 (8.28%) Unit Testing
11 38 (8.07%) PRINCE2
12 36 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (7.64%) Mentoring
12 36 (7.64%) Test Scripting
13 35 (7.43%) Integration Testing
14 32 (6.79%) Defect Management
15 31 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (6.16%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 100 (21.23%) Java
2 77 (16.35%) SQL
3 61 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.86%) C#
5 29 (6.16%) Scala
6 22 (4.67%) Python
7 18 (3.82%) Groovy
8 15 (3.18%) C
8 15 (3.18%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.97%) PHP
10 12 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.70%) XQuery
12 7 (1.49%) C++
12 7 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.49%) Perl
13 6 (1.27%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.27%) Ruby
14 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.06%) VB
15 4 (0.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 61 (12.95%) Degree
2 39 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.52%) ISEB
5 24 (5.10%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.76%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (2.34%) CCNP
9 10 (2.12%) CCNA
9 10 (2.12%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.70%) PMP
11 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.64%) APMP
15 2 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.12%) SLA
3 8 (1.70%) WCAG
4 7 (1.49%) SDET
5 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.85%) COBIT
6 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.64%) GMP
7 3 (0.64%) GxP
8 2 (0.42%) DO-254
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.21%) GAMP
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) Docker
2 6 (1.27%) HDFS
3 5 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.42%) Firmware
4 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.49%) Ansible
1 7 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.49%) TeamSite
2 5 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.06%) Puppet
2 5 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.21%) Netcool
4 1 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.21%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.16%) Oracle
2 29 (6.16%) SAP
3 17 (3.61%) Atlassian
4 13 (2.76%) Cisco
5 10 (2.12%) Splunk
6 9 (1.91%) IBM
7 8 (1.70%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.70%) Informatica
7 8 (1.70%) Rackspace
8 7 (1.49%) Adobe
8 7 (1.49%) Apple
8 7 (1.49%) Perforce
9 6 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.85%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.85%) Remedy
11 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.85%) Tableau
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