The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 573 557 586
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 7 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.024% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.025% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

QA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 7 £513 +33.11% 1
London 0 6 £513 +33.11% 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
East of England - - - -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Consultant in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) Low Latency
3 9 (39.13%) JIRA
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (30.43%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (30.43%) Perl
5 7 (30.43%) Equities
5 7 (30.43%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (30.43%) Derivative
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 6 (26.09%) Confluence
7 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Open Source
8 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 3 (13.04%) Online Games
9 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
9 3 (13.04%) New Media
9 3 (13.04%) Linux

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) Calabash
5 2 (8.70%) Capybara
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) Robotium
6 1 (4.35%) WATIR
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) RSpec
6 1 (4.35%) JBehave
6 1 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
6 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 7 (30.43%) Banking
1 7 (30.43%) Investment Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) DOM
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Equities
1 7 (30.43%) Derivative
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Open Source
3 3 (13.04%) New Media
3 3 (13.04%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Low Latency
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.35%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Workflow
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
2 7 (30.43%) Perl
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.04%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) VBScript
7 1 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) XPath
7 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) HP