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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 88 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 216 245 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.43% 2.56% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.30% 25.79% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 162 139
Median daily rate £375 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £239 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.83% -8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £15.05 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +79.21%
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
927 950 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.42% 9.94% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 534 430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 35
Median hourly rate £21.36 £21.35 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.75 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -4 59 £450 +28.57% 19
Hampshire -26 35 £288 -28.12% 26
Surrey -5 30 £450 +12.50% 18
Oxfordshire +10 26 £401 -2.72% 10
West Sussex +14 24 £325 -7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £295 -8.52% 8
East Sussex +13 16 £350 -6.66% 12
Middlesex -1 5 £400 -13.41%
Sussex -2 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £270 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 178 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (28.44%) SQL
3 89 (20.75%) Finance
4 87 (20.28%) Java
5 75 (17.48%) Degree
6 70 (16.32%) SDLC
7 68 (15.85%) Scrum
8 63 (14.69%) Project Management
9 61 (14.22%) JIRA
9 61 (14.22%) Selenium
10 54 (12.59%) XML
10 54 (12.59%) Microsoft
11 52 (12.12%) ISEB
11 52 (12.12%) Linux
12 47 (10.96%) JavaScript
13 46 (10.72%) Web Services
13 46 (10.72%) Automated Testing
14 44 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (10.26%) Jenkins
15 41 (9.56%) REST
15 41 (9.56%) ISTQB
15 41 (9.56%) TDD
16 39 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (9.09%) Regression Testing
16 39 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (8.86%) SOAP
18 37 (8.62%) Oracle
18 37 (8.62%) Maven
18 37 (8.62%) Confluence
19 35 (8.16%) Functional Testing

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 37 (8.62%) Confluence
2 24 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.96%) Apache
4 15 (3.50%) IIS
4 15 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (2.33%) CMS
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.93%) JBoss
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.47%) Drupal
9 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 17 (3.96%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.80%) MS Office
3 12 (2.80%) MS Project
4 9 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.23%) HFM
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.17%) SaaS
4 4 (0.93%) PaaS
5 3 (0.70%) IaaS
5 3 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.47%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.47%) GitHub
6 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.47%) Office 365
6 2 (0.47%) Yammer
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Boomi
7 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.86%) FTP
1 8 (1.86%) SNMP
2 6 (1.40%) HTTP
3 5 (1.17%) Firewall
4 4 (0.93%) DNS
4 4 (0.93%) LAN
4 4 (0.93%) WLAN
4 4 (0.93%) ZigBee
5 3 (0.70%) 802.15
5 3 (0.70%) H.323
5 3 (0.70%) IPv6
5 3 (0.70%) Telepresence
5 3 (0.70%) VoIP
6 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.47%) Network Security
6 2 (0.47%) Skype
6 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.23%) ATM
7 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.20%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.26%) MySQL
3 13 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.17%) Big Data
7 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.70%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.47%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.23%) QlikView
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 61 (14.22%) JIRA
1 61 (14.22%) Selenium
2 44 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.62%) Maven
4 35 (8.16%) JUnit
5 34 (7.93%) SoapUI
6 33 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 32 (7.46%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.43%) Git (software)
9 17 (3.96%) Subversion
10 16 (3.73%) Ant
11 15 (3.50%) Gradle
11 15 (3.50%) JMeter
11 15 (3.50%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (3.26%) HP UFT
12 14 (3.26%) Hudson
13 13 (3.03%) jMock
13 13 (3.03%) PHPUnit
14 10 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (2.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 89 (20.75%) Finance
2 29 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.36%) Marketing
4 17 (3.96%) Publishing
5 12 (2.80%) Retail
6 10 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.63%) Banking
7 7 (1.63%) Electronics
8 4 (0.93%) Front Office
9 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 3 (0.70%) Back Office
9 3 (0.70%) Billing
9 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.70%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (27.97%) Analyst
2 61 (14.22%) Test Analyst
3 55 (12.82%) QA Engineer
4 54 (12.59%) Developer
5 32 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 30 (6.99%) QA Analyst
7 29 (6.76%) Test Engineer
7 29 (6.76%) Tester
8 22 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
9 20 (4.66%) QA Test Engineer
10 18 (4.20%) Automation Test Analyst
11 17 (3.96%) QA Tester
12 16 (3.73%) Automation Tester
13 15 (3.50%) Developer in Test
14 14 (3.26%) Applications Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Architect
14 14 (3.26%) Business Analyst
14 14 (3.26%) Consultant
14 14 (3.26%) IT Manager
14 14 (3.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.59%) XML
2 46 (10.72%) Web Services
3 41 (9.56%) REST
4 38 (8.86%) SOAP
5 30 (6.99%) HTML
6 27 (6.29%) .NET
7 25 (5.83%) jQuery
8 20 (4.66%) Spring
9 18 (4.20%) JMS
10 16 (3.73%) JSON
11 14 (3.26%) Ajax
11 14 (3.26%) Java EE
12 13 (3.03%) CakePHP
12 13 (3.03%) Hibernate
12 13 (3.03%) LAMP
12 13 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (2.56%) Middleware
13 11 (2.56%) Node.js
14 9 (2.10%) ASP.NET
14 9 (2.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.80%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.56%) User Experience
6 10 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.63%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.40%) Economics
9 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.93%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.93%) PMI
11 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.70%) Replication
11 3 (0.70%) Social Media
11 3 (0.70%) Social Network
12 2 (0.47%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.12%) Linux
2 35 (8.16%) Unix
3 24 (5.59%) Windows
4 22 (5.13%) Android
4 22 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 18 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.56%) CentOS
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.70%) Solaris
8 3 (0.70%) SUSE
8 3 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.32%) SDLC
3 68 (15.85%) Scrum
4 63 (14.69%) Project Management
5 46 (10.72%) Automated Testing
6 44 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (9.56%) TDD
8 39 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 39 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 39 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (8.16%) Change Management
9 35 (8.16%) Functional Testing
10 34 (7.93%) Performance Testing
11 31 (7.23%) BDD
11 31 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 31 (7.23%) Unit Testing
12 30 (6.99%) ITIL
12 30 (6.99%) Open Source
12 30 (6.99%) Software Testing
13 29 (6.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 122 (28.44%) SQL
2 87 (20.28%) Java
3 47 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.29%) C#
5 19 (4.43%) PHP
5 19 (4.43%) Python
6 17 (3.96%) C
7 15 (3.50%) Groovy
8 13 (3.03%) VB
9 11 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.86%) C++
10 8 (1.86%) Ruby
11 7 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.17%) Scala
14 4 (0.93%) Perl
15 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 75 (17.48%) Degree
2 52 (12.12%) ISEB
3 41 (9.56%) ISTQB
4 33 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 28 (6.53%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.59%) CCNP
8 13 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (2.33%) CCNA
10 7 (1.63%) PMP
11 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.70%) MCITP
13 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.47%) CISSP
14 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.17%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.47%) GxP
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.23%) EFQM
4 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.23%) GAMP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.40%) Docker
2 6 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.70%) XenApp
3 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.23%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) NFS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.93%) TeamSite
3 3 (0.70%) Ansible
3 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.70%) Nagios
3 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.70%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.23%) Oozie
4 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.62%) Oracle
3 25 (5.83%) SAP
4 21 (4.90%) HP
5 18 (4.20%) Cisco
6 15 (3.50%) Talend
7 14 (3.26%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.80%) Rally
9 11 (2.56%) IBM
10 10 (2.33%) Adobe
10 10 (2.33%) VMware
11 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.17%) Capita
12 5 (1.17%) Citrix
13 4 (0.93%) NetApp
13 4 (0.93%) Remedy
14 3 (0.70%) BMC
14 3 (0.70%) EMC
14 3 (0.70%) Intel Security
14 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Rate: Circa £365 pd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TM Recruit
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Flexible and meets market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Anthony James Consulting
Rate: From £475 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago