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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 601 578 594
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£350 £365 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -43.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 9 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 30 September 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 -26 3 £350 -1.40% 1
London +11 2 £313 -11.97% 1
East of England - 1 £375 -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (56.25%) Low Latency
3 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) JIRA
3 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (31.25%) Derivative
4 5 (31.25%) Equities
4 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) Confluence
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Online Games
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Games
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) Capybara
3 2 (12.50%) Calabash
4 1 (6.25%) Robotium
4 1 (6.25%) RSpec
4 1 (6.25%) JBehave
4 1 (6.25%) WATIR
4 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) DOM
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Equities
1 5 (31.25%) Derivative
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Online Games
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) New Media
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Low Latency
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) BPR
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) XPath
5 1 (6.25%) Groovy
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ACCA
1 1 (6.25%) CIMA
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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