The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / South West
Rank 121 137 146
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.036% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2472 2764 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.44% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1872 1891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 161 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the South West region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the South West region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol - 9 £325 - 2
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £350 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 10 (55.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 9 (50.00%) .NET
5 8 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
6 7 (38.89%) SAP
6 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (38.89%) Electronics
6 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
6 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (38.89%) Selenium
6 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (38.89%) Marketing
7 6 (33.33%) SOAP
7 6 (33.33%) C#
7 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Java
10 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
1 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
5 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 7 (38.89%) Electronics
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
2 10 (55.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (44.44%) Compatibility Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 2 (11.11%) API Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Microservices
8 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
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