The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Consultant
UK
Rank 586 616 609
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.026% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £408 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £350 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £365
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

QA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Consultant in the job title.

QA Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK.

QA Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

QA Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK.

QA Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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
England +40 7 £408 +16.42% 4
London +26 4 £408 - 2
North West +19 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
South East +19 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £625 - 2
Thame - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, QA Consultant 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 featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) QMS
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (8.33%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Scala

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Sahi
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) TestRail
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) WATIR
2 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) CMMI
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Scala
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) CSQA
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle