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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 93 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 209 241 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.33% 2.59% 2.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.36% 27.42% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 152 120
Median daily rate £400 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £56.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.82% +173.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £25.95 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £57.00 £26.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
QA
England

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
858 879 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.56% 9.46% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 471 413
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 42 30
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.30 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +4.88%

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire -6 60 £408 +16.42% 16
Oxfordshire +23 33 £425 +13.33% 9
Surrey -10 30 £425 +6.25% 13
Hampshire -20 28 £375 -2.59% 19
East Sussex +14 19 £400 +6.66% 5
West Sussex -2 18 £338 -8.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £238 -32.62% 8
Kent +5 2 £200 -27.27% 2
Middlesex -4 2 £330 - 1
Sussex -1 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 158 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (24.82%) SQL
3 91 (21.72%) Finance
4 74 (17.66%) Java
5 68 (16.23%) Degree
6 63 (15.04%) SDLC
7 61 (14.56%) Scrum
8 57 (13.60%) Project Management
9 56 (13.37%) JIRA
9 56 (13.37%) Selenium
10 50 (11.93%) Linux
11 49 (11.69%) Microsoft
11 49 (11.69%) ISEB
12 47 (11.22%) Automated Testing
13 46 (10.98%) XML
14 42 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (10.02%) Jenkins
15 40 (9.55%) ISTQB
15 40 (9.55%) Web Services
16 39 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (8.35%) TDD
18 34 (8.11%) Maven
18 34 (8.11%) Regression Testing
18 34 (8.11%) REST
18 34 (8.11%) Functional Testing
18 34 (8.11%) Test Automation
18 34 (8.11%) Confluence
19 33 (7.88%) Security Cleared
19 33 (7.88%) JavaScript
19 33 (7.88%) Oracle

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 34 (8.11%) Confluence
2 23 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.58%) IIS
4 14 (3.34%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (2.39%) Apache
6 9 (2.15%) CMS
7 6 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.72%) JBoss
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.24%) Drupal
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.10%) MS Project
2 13 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.63%) MS Office
4 8 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.48%) Primavera
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.24%) HFM
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.19%) SaaS
4 4 (0.95%) PaaS
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.48%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.48%) Yammer
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) Boomi
7 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.86%) FTP
2 10 (2.39%) SNMP
3 7 (1.67%) H.323
3 7 (1.67%) Telepresence
4 6 (1.43%) DNS
4 6 (1.43%) HTTP
5 5 (1.19%) Firewall
6 4 (0.95%) LAN
6 4 (0.95%) WLAN
6 4 (0.95%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.72%) 802.15
7 3 (0.72%) IPv6
7 3 (0.72%) VLAN
7 3 (0.72%) VoIP
8 2 (0.48%) DHCP
8 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.48%) LDAP
8 2 (0.48%) Skype
8 2 (0.48%) SSH
8 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.34%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.15%) MySQL
5 7 (1.67%) Big Data
5 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.72%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.72%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.48%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.48%) Power BI
10 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 56 (13.37%) JIRA
1 56 (13.37%) Selenium
2 42 (10.02%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.11%) Maven
4 32 (7.64%) JUnit
5 30 (7.16%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.16%) WebDriver
6 29 (6.92%) SoapUI
7 19 (4.53%) Git (software)
8 16 (3.82%) Ant
9 15 (3.58%) Gradle
9 15 (3.58%) HP UFT
10 14 (3.34%) Hudson
10 14 (3.34%) JMeter
11 13 (3.10%) jMock
12 12 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
13 11 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (2.63%) Subversion
13 11 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (2.39%) StarTeam
General
1 91 (21.72%) Finance
2 32 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.97%) Marketing
4 15 (3.58%) Publishing
5 13 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.15%) Retail
8 8 (1.91%) Electronics
9 7 (1.67%) Banking
10 4 (0.95%) Back Office
10 4 (0.95%) Front Office
11 3 (0.72%) Billing
11 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (25.30%) Analyst
2 59 (14.08%) Test Analyst
3 56 (13.37%) QA Engineer
4 46 (10.98%) Developer
5 32 (7.64%) Test Engineer
6 30 (7.16%) Project Manager
6 30 (7.16%) Tester
7 29 (6.92%) QA Analyst
8 22 (5.25%) QA Test Engineer
9 21 (5.01%) QA Test Analyst
10 20 (4.77%) QA Tester
11 18 (4.30%) Architect
11 18 (4.30%) Test Manager
12 17 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (4.06%) Automation Tester
13 16 (3.82%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.58%) Network Engineer
15 14 (3.34%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.34%) Consultant
15 14 (3.34%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.98%) XML
2 40 (9.55%) Web Services
3 34 (8.11%) REST
4 32 (7.64%) SOAP
5 28 (6.68%) HTML
6 27 (6.44%) .NET
7 20 (4.77%) Spring
8 18 (4.30%) JMS
8 18 (4.30%) jQuery
9 14 (3.34%) Ajax
9 14 (3.34%) Java EE
10 13 (3.10%) Hibernate
10 13 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (2.86%) Middleware
12 11 (2.63%) JSON
13 10 (2.39%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.39%) Node.js
14 9 (2.15%) ASP.NET
14 9 (2.15%) CSS
15 8 (1.91%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.68%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.39%) User Experience
6 9 (2.15%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.15%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.67%) Economics
8 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.19%) PMI
10 4 (0.95%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.72%) Replication
11 3 (0.72%) Social Media
12 2 (0.48%) Contactless
12 2 (0.48%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.93%) Linux
2 25 (5.97%) Android
3 24 (5.73%) Unix
4 21 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.77%) Windows
6 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.43%) CentOS
8 3 (0.72%) Solaris
8 3 (0.72%) SUSE
8 3 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.48%) AIX
9 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (15.04%) SDLC
3 61 (14.56%) Scrum
4 57 (13.60%) Project Management
5 47 (11.22%) Automated Testing
6 42 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (8.35%) TDD
9 34 (8.11%) Functional Testing
9 34 (8.11%) Regression Testing
9 34 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 32 (7.64%) Performance Testing
11 31 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (7.40%) PRINCE2
12 30 (7.16%) Software Testing
13 29 (6.92%) BDD
13 29 (6.92%) Configuration Management
13 29 (6.92%) ITIL
14 27 (6.44%) Open Source
14 27 (6.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 104 (24.82%) SQL
2 74 (17.66%) Java
3 33 (7.88%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.21%) Python
5 25 (5.97%) C#
6 15 (3.58%) Groovy
7 14 (3.34%) C
8 13 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.39%) PHP
10 8 (1.91%) Ruby
10 8 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.19%) VB
13 3 (0.72%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.72%) Scala
13 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.48%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.48%) Perl
14 2 (0.48%) sed
Qualifications
1 68 (16.23%) Degree
2 49 (11.69%) ISEB
3 40 (9.55%) ISTQB
4 33 (7.88%) Security Cleared
5 27 (6.44%) SC Cleared
6 22 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (5.01%) CCNP
8 13 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (2.86%) CCNA
10 9 (2.15%) PMI Certification
10 9 (2.15%) PMP
11 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.72%) MCITP
13 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.48%) CISSP
14 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.19%) SLA
3 4 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (0.95%) FedRAMP
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.48%) GxP
5 2 (0.48%) TickIT
6 1 (0.24%) GAMP
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.43%) Docker
1 6 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.72%) XenApp
3 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.24%) HDFS
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) KVM
5 1 (0.24%) NFS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (7.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.95%) Ansible
2 4 (0.95%) TeamSite
3 3 (0.72%) Nagios
3 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
4 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.88%) Oracle
3 24 (5.73%) HP
4 23 (5.49%) SAP
5 19 (4.53%) Cisco
6 14 (3.34%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.86%) Rally
7 12 (2.86%) Talend
8 11 (2.63%) IBM
9 10 (2.39%) Adobe
9 10 (2.39%) VMware
10 5 (1.19%) Citrix
10 5 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.95%) NetApp
11 4 (0.95%) Remedy
12 3 (0.72%) EMC
12 3 (0.72%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.72%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.48%) Facebook
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