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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 105 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 186 265 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 2.77% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.25% 28.07% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 162 121
Median daily rate £388 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +14.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £56.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +169.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £25.95 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £57.00 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
800 944 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.78% 9.88% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 513 420
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 £255 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.37 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 -22 47 £438 +24.11% 27
Surrey -18 30 £320 +2.40% 23
Hampshire -28 26 £378 -1.94% 18
Oxfordshire +11 23 £450 +20.00% 7
West Sussex -13 20 £388 +3.33% 2
East Sussex +13 17 £350 - 7
Buckinghamshire -27 13 £235 -33.33% 7
Kent -7 6 £210 -59.02% 2
Sussex +2 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £360 - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 140 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.35%) Finance
3 91 (21.51%) SQL
4 63 (14.89%) Degree
5 62 (14.66%) SDLC
6 56 (13.24%) Java
7 54 (12.77%) Selenium
8 50 (11.82%) ISEB
9 49 (11.58%) Microsoft
9 49 (11.58%) Project Management
10 48 (11.35%) Scrum
11 47 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 45 (10.64%) XML
12 45 (10.64%) Linux
13 44 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (10.17%) JIRA
15 41 (9.69%) Security Cleared
16 39 (9.22%) JavaScript
17 37 (8.75%) Oracle
17 37 (8.75%) ISTQB
18 36 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
19 35 (8.27%) Software Testing
19 35 (8.27%) SAP
20 33 (7.80%) .NET
20 33 (7.80%) HTML
20 33 (7.80%) Web Services
20 33 (7.80%) Telecoms
20 33 (7.80%) REST
20 33 (7.80%) Jenkins
20 33 (7.80%) Analytical Skills

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 23 (5.44%) Confluence
1 23 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.55%) Node.js
3 13 (3.07%) Apache
4 12 (2.84%) IIS
5 11 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (2.36%) CMS
6 10 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.18%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.95%) JBoss
10 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.71%) Drupal
10 3 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (4.02%) MS Excel
1 17 (4.02%) MS Project
2 13 (3.07%) MS Office
3 10 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.47%) GIMP
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.24%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.95%) Magento
3 3 (0.71%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.47%) Primavera
4 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.24%) HFM
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.18%) SaaS
4 4 (0.95%) PaaS
5 3 (0.71%) GitHub
5 3 (0.71%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.71%) IaaS
5 3 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.47%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.47%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.47%) 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%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.07%) FTP
2 11 (2.60%) SNMP
3 7 (1.65%) H.323
3 7 (1.65%) Telepresence
4 6 (1.42%) DNS
4 6 (1.42%) HTTP
5 5 (1.18%) Firewall
6 3 (0.71%) 802.15
6 3 (0.71%) IPv6
6 3 (0.71%) VoIP
6 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.71%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.47%) DHCP
7 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.47%) LAN
7 2 (0.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.47%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (0.47%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.02%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.31%) Big Data
3 13 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.36%) MySQL
5 10 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.42%) SAP BI
9 5 (1.18%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.95%) HBase
10 4 (0.95%) Impala
11 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.71%) QlikView
12 2 (0.47%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 54 (12.77%) Selenium
2 43 (10.17%) JIRA
3 33 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.86%) Cucumber
5 25 (5.91%) WebDriver
6 20 (4.73%) Git (software)
6 20 (4.73%) Maven
6 20 (4.73%) SoapUI
7 19 (4.49%) JUnit
8 15 (3.55%) HP UFT
9 13 (3.07%) Ant
10 12 (2.84%) Gradle
10 12 (2.84%) JMeter
10 12 (2.84%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (2.60%) Hudson
11 11 (2.60%) Jasmine
11 11 (2.60%) StarTeam
11 11 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.36%) jMock
12 10 (2.36%) Subversion
General
1 103 (24.35%) Finance
2 33 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.15%) Marketing
4 19 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.31%) Electronics
6 10 (2.36%) Publishing
7 9 (2.13%) Retail
8 7 (1.65%) Banking
8 7 (1.65%) Billing
8 7 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Legal
10 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 100 (23.64%) Analyst
2 62 (14.66%) Test Analyst
3 54 (12.77%) QA Engineer
4 53 (12.53%) Developer
5 36 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 33 (7.80%) Project Manager
7 32 (7.57%) Tester
8 29 (6.86%) QA Analyst
9 28 (6.62%) Test Manager
10 25 (5.91%) QA Test Engineer
11 22 (5.20%) QA Test Analyst
12 21 (4.96%) Architect
13 20 (4.73%) QA Tester
14 19 (4.49%) Automation Test Analyst
14 19 (4.49%) Developer in Test
15 17 (4.02%) Automation Tester
15 17 (4.02%) Consultant
16 16 (3.78%) Java Developer
17 14 (3.31%) Network Engineer
18 13 (3.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.64%) XML
2 33 (7.80%) .NET
2 33 (7.80%) HTML
2 33 (7.80%) REST
2 33 (7.80%) Web Services
3 25 (5.91%) SOAP
4 22 (5.20%) jQuery
5 15 (3.55%) CSS
5 15 (3.55%) JMS
5 15 (3.55%) Spring
6 14 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.31%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.07%) HTML5
7 13 (3.07%) JSON
8 12 (2.84%) Java EE
9 11 (2.60%) Ajax
9 11 (2.60%) Middleware
10 10 (2.36%) Hibernate
10 10 (2.36%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.44%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.60%) User Experience
6 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.89%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.89%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.42%) Economics
9 5 (1.18%) PMI
10 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.71%) Replication
11 3 (0.71%) Social Media
12 2 (0.47%) Contactless
12 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.47%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.47%) Life Science
12 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.64%) Linux
2 27 (6.38%) Android
3 22 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.96%) Unix
5 20 (4.73%) Windows
6 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.18%) CentOS
8 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 3 (0.71%) SUSE
8 3 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) NetWare
10 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (14.66%) SDLC
3 49 (11.58%) Project Management
4 48 (11.35%) Scrum
5 47 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 44 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (8.27%) Software Testing
8 31 (7.33%) PRINCE2
8 31 (7.33%) Regression Testing
8 31 (7.33%) TDD
8 31 (7.33%) Test Automation
9 30 (7.09%) Functional Testing
10 29 (6.86%) Configuration Management
11 28 (6.62%) BDD
12 27 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (6.38%) Test Management
12 27 (6.38%) Test Scripting
13 26 (6.15%) ITIL
13 26 (6.15%) Open Source
13 26 (6.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.51%) SQL
2 56 (13.24%) Java
3 39 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.33%) C#
5 29 (6.86%) Python
6 17 (4.02%) C
7 14 (3.31%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.84%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.84%) Groovy
9 11 (2.60%) PHP
9 11 (2.60%) Ruby
10 6 (1.42%) C++
10 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.18%) VB
12 3 (0.71%) Perl
12 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.71%) Scala
12 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 63 (14.89%) Degree
2 50 (11.82%) ISEB
3 41 (9.69%) Security Cleared
4 37 (8.75%) ISTQB
5 32 (7.57%) SC Cleared
6 17 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.78%) CCNP
8 13 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (2.84%) CCNA
10 7 (1.65%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.65%) PMP
11 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.71%) CISSP
13 3 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.71%) MCITP
13 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.47%) HND
14 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.42%) SLA
3 4 (0.95%) FedRAMP
3 4 (0.95%) TickIT
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) GAMP
5 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.24%) RMADS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (1.42%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.42%) Docker
1 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.95%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.71%) Firmware
3 3 (0.71%) XenApp
3 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.95%) Ansible
3 3 (0.71%) Nagios
3 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.71%) Puppet
3 3 (0.71%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
4 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.75%) Oracle
3 35 (8.27%) SAP
4 24 (5.67%) HP
5 17 (4.02%) Cisco
6 12 (2.84%) Adobe
7 11 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 10 (2.36%) VMware
9 9 (2.13%) Rally
10 6 (1.42%) IBM
11 5 (1.18%) Citrix
11 5 (1.18%) Talend
12 4 (0.95%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.95%) NetApp
12 4 (0.95%) Progress
12 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.71%) EMC
13 3 (0.71%) Google
13 3 (0.71%) Remedy
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £400-425pd
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Acumin
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago