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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 634 628 608
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 6 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.013% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
Average daily rate £638 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £372 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £410 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate - £365 £488
% change year-on-year
- -25.12%
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 5 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 29 April 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 -23 6 £638 +59.37% 4
London -13 5 £638 +56.92% 3
City of London +43 2 £500 +23.07% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) BDD
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 9 (36.00%) .NET
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
8 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
8 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (20.00%) CRM
9 5 (20.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) Unix
10 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) User Stories
11 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
11 3 (12.00%) TDD
11 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (12.00%) JIRA
11 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (12.00%) Security Testing

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) JMeter
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.00%) JUnit
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Sahi
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) WATIR
6 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
3 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.00%) CRM
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
8 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.00%) Validation
9 2 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
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
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) HP
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