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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 234 261 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 2.68% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.68% 25.29% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 150 174
Median daily rate £375 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 17
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.68 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +41.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £51.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
877 1032 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.36% 10.58% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 544 478
Median daily rate £413 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 64
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £90.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -5 60 £381 -3.78% 17
Hampshire +4 52 £300 -20.00% 15
West Sussex +3 32 £375 -22.27% 2
Surrey +7 28 £375 - 22
Oxfordshire +2 22 £450 +9.09% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £375 +25.00% 11
East Sussex +8 13 £344 -8.40% 6
Middlesex +1 5 £445 -3.67% 2
Kent +8 1 £375 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £270 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 190 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (29.06%) SQL
3 107 (24.49%) Java
4 88 (20.14%) Selenium
5 80 (18.31%) Degree
6 76 (17.39%) Finance
7 75 (17.16%) Scrum
8 71 (16.25%) JIRA
9 65 (14.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 62 (14.19%) JavaScript
11 61 (13.96%) SDLC
12 60 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 58 (13.27%) XML
14 56 (12.81%) Web Services
15 55 (12.59%) Performance Testing
15 55 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (12.36%) Jenkins
16 54 (12.36%) ISEB
16 54 (12.36%) Project Management
17 53 (12.13%) TDD
18 49 (11.21%) Linux
18 49 (11.21%) Confluence
19 48 (10.98%) Unit Testing
19 48 (10.98%) Test Automation
20 47 (10.76%) SoapUI
21 45 (10.30%) REST
21 45 (10.30%) ISTQB
22 42 (9.61%) HTML
22 42 (9.61%) .NET
23 40 (9.15%) Computer Science

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 49 (11.21%) Confluence
2 25 (5.72%) Apache
3 18 (4.12%) IIS
4 17 (3.89%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.52%) CMS
7 5 (1.14%) Commerce Server
7 5 (1.14%) Drupal
7 5 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.69%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.69%) JBoss
9 3 (0.69%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.69%) WordPress
10 2 (0.46%) GemFire
10 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 18 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.52%) MS Office
3 11 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.37%) MS Project
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.14%) Fredhopper
1 5 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.46%) HFM
4 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.06%) PaaS
4 4 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.69%) GitHub
5 3 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.46%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.46%) Office 365
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.23%) Boomi
7 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.14%) FTP
1 5 (1.14%) LAN
1 5 (1.14%) SNMP
1 5 (1.14%) WLAN
2 3 (0.69%) Firewall
2 3 (0.69%) Intranet
3 2 (0.46%) Network Security
3 2 (0.46%) Skype
3 2 (0.46%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.23%) 3G
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) IMAP
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) LTE
4 1 (0.23%) UMTS
4 1 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.23%) VoIP
4 1 (0.23%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.18%) MongoDB
2 21 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.43%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.97%) MySQL
5 11 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.37%) DB2
8 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.14%) Star Schema
9 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.69%) Big Data
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.46%) HBase
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 88 (20.14%) Selenium
2 71 (16.25%) JIRA
3 54 (12.36%) Jenkins
4 47 (10.76%) SoapUI
5 40 (9.15%) WebDriver
6 39 (8.92%) Maven
7 38 (8.70%) JUnit
8 32 (7.32%) Cucumber
8 32 (7.32%) Git (software)
9 27 (6.18%) Gradle
10 23 (5.26%) Subversion
11 19 (4.35%) JMeter
12 18 (4.12%) SpecFlow
12 18 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (3.66%) Ant
13 16 (3.66%) Hudson
13 16 (3.66%) jMock
13 16 (3.66%) PHPUnit
14 14 (3.20%) Talend Open Studio
14 14 (3.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (17.39%) Finance
2 29 (6.64%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.58%) Marketing
4 16 (3.66%) Retail
5 15 (3.43%) Publishing
6 10 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.06%) Banking
8 7 (1.60%) Games
9 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 4 (0.92%) Billing
10 4 (0.92%) Legal
11 3 (0.69%) Automotive
11 3 (0.69%) Electronics
11 3 (0.69%) Front Office
11 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.46%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 136 (31.12%) Analyst
2 71 (16.25%) Developer
3 64 (14.65%) Test Analyst
4 45 (10.30%) Test Engineer
5 40 (9.15%) QA Engineer
6 35 (8.01%) QA Analyst
6 35 (8.01%) Tester
7 27 (6.18%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.72%) Automation Test Analyst
8 25 (5.72%) QA Test Analyst
9 23 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
10 18 (4.12%) Automation Tester
11 16 (3.66%) PHP Developer
12 15 (3.43%) Test Automation Engineer
13 14 (3.20%) Business Analyst
13 14 (3.20%) Developer in Test
13 14 (3.20%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.75%) IT Manager
14 12 (2.75%) Quality Engineer
14 12 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.27%) XML
2 56 (12.81%) Web Services
3 45 (10.30%) REST
4 42 (9.61%) .NET
4 42 (9.61%) HTML
5 33 (7.55%) SOAP
6 31 (7.09%) jQuery
7 26 (5.95%) Spring
8 25 (5.72%) JSON
9 22 (5.03%) Ajax
10 21 (4.81%) CSS
11 20 (4.58%) .NET Framework
12 19 (4.35%) Hibernate
12 19 (4.35%) Node.js
13 17 (3.89%) Java EE
13 17 (3.89%) JMS
14 16 (3.66%) CakePHP
14 16 (3.66%) WebSphere MQ
15 13 (2.97%) Gherkin
16 12 (2.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.15%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.97%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.75%) User Experience
6 10 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.60%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.37%) Economics
10 5 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.92%) Replication
12 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.69%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.69%) PMI
12 3 (0.69%) Social Network
12 3 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.21%) Linux
2 37 (8.47%) Unix
3 21 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (4.12%) Windows
5 12 (2.75%) CentOS
6 10 (2.29%) Android
6 10 (2.29%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.60%) AIX
8 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (17.16%) Scrum
3 65 (14.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 61 (13.96%) SDLC
5 55 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (12.59%) Performance Testing
6 54 (12.36%) Project Management
7 53 (12.13%) TDD
8 48 (10.98%) Test Automation
8 48 (10.98%) Unit Testing
9 39 (8.92%) User Stories
10 38 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 38 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (8.47%) BDD
11 37 (8.47%) Functional Testing
12 36 (8.24%) ITIL
13 35 (8.01%) Software Engineering
14 33 (7.55%) Integration Testing
14 33 (7.55%) Regression Testing
15 31 (7.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (29.06%) SQL
2 107 (24.49%) Java
3 62 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.47%) C#
5 25 (5.72%) Groovy
6 23 (5.26%) PHP
7 17 (3.89%) Python
8 14 (3.20%) C
8 14 (3.20%) Scala
9 12 (2.75%) VB
10 11 (2.52%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.29%) C++
12 8 (1.83%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.60%) Perl
14 3 (0.69%) ABAP
14 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.46%) VBA
15 2 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (18.31%) Degree
2 54 (12.36%) ISEB
3 45 (10.30%) ISTQB
4 25 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.49%) Security Cleared
6 23 (5.26%) CCNP
6 23 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.83%) CCNA
9 6 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.92%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.69%) IRCA
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.69%) PMP
12 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.23%) HND
13 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.60%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.37%) SLA
3 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.46%) DO-254
5 2 (0.46%) GAMP
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) WCAG
6 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) EFQM
6 1 (0.23%) GxP
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (2.29%) Docker
2 5 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.46%) HDFS
5 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.83%) Ansible
3 7 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.14%) Puppet
5 4 (0.92%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.69%) Nagios
6 3 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.86%) Oracle
3 25 (5.72%) Atlassian
4 19 (4.35%) SAP
5 16 (3.66%) Rally
6 15 (3.43%) IBM
7 14 (3.20%) Cisco
7 14 (3.20%) Talend
8 11 (2.52%) HP
9 7 (1.60%) Perforce
10 5 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.14%) Capita
10 5 (1.14%) Informatica
10 5 (1.14%) Remedy
10 5 (1.14%) Splunk
10 5 (1.14%) VMware
11 4 (0.92%) Adobe
11 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.69%) Intel Security
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