The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 611 604 576
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 17 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.010% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.010% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
- -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 8 February 2016.

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 14 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 15 £350 - 1
South East +7 7 £350 +16.66%
Surrey - 4 - -
West Malling - 3 £350 -
Kent - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
London - 1 £600 - 1

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Selenium
4 11 (44.00%) Java
4 11 (44.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) CRM
8 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (16.00%) REST
8 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
9 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
9 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
9 3 (12.00%) TDD
9 3 (12.00%) Validation

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) Appium
5 1 (4.00%) SilkTest
5 1 (4.00%) WATIR
General
1 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) REST
3 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Derivative
1 1 (4.00%) Equities
1 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.00%) Life Science
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) BDD
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
7 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
7 3 (12.00%) Validation
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (8.00%) GAMP
2 2 (8.00%) GMP
2 2 (8.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle