The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 575 519 550
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 55 89 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 64 33
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£363 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £78.75 -
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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Tester
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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 -35 50 £350 +12.90% 33
London -24 32 £345 +25.45% 8
North West -20 8 £388 +19.23% 4
City of London +13 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Manchester - 7 £388 - 3
Scotland -2 5 £375 -
East of England +5 4 £388 +5.44% 4
South East -39 4 £369 +17.06% 5
West Midlands +7 2 £150 - 3
Suffolk +7 2 £450 +22.44%
Ipswich +1 2 £450 +22.44%
Surrey -7 2 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
Livingston - 2 £375 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Glasgow +7 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire +7 1 £325 - 2
Hampshire -1 1 £325 - 1
Colchester - 1 £200 -
Reading - 1 £413 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Southport - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 -
Berkshire - 1 £413 - 1
Essex - 1 £200 -
Merseyside - 1 - -

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (36.54%) Selenium
4 29 (27.88%) SQL
5 23 (22.12%) Cucumber
5 23 (22.12%) Automation Testing
6 21 (20.19%) TDD
6 21 (20.19%) JIRA
7 20 (19.23%) Java
7 20 (19.23%) BDD
8 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
9 17 (16.35%) Scrum
10 15 (14.42%) Finance
11 14 (13.46%) Automated Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Banking
13 11 (10.58%) Regression Testing
13 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
13 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
14 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
14 10 (9.62%) Test Scripting
14 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
14 10 (9.62%) HP
14 10 (9.62%) ISEB
14 10 (9.62%) XML
15 9 (8.65%) Apple iOS
15 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
15 9 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (8.65%) Android
15 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.85%) CMS
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) Drupal
3 1 (0.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (2.88%) FastStats
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Bluetooth
1 2 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (0.96%) Skype
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (36.54%) Selenium
2 23 (22.12%) Cucumber
3 21 (20.19%) JIRA
4 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.73%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.73%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.81%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.81%) Subversion
8 4 (3.85%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.88%) JUnit
9 3 (2.88%) Behat
9 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.92%) Maven
10 2 (1.92%) NUnit
10 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.92%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.96%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Games
5 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Automotive
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) XML
2 8 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.73%) Web Services
3 7 (6.73%) JSON
4 6 (5.77%) .NET
5 4 (3.85%) RESTful
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle ADF
6 3 (2.88%) SOAP
6 3 (2.88%) HTML
6 3 (2.88%) XSD
6 3 (2.88%) Spring
7 2 (1.92%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.96%) Struts
8 1 (0.96%) J2EE
8 1 (0.96%) CSS
8 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.96%) HTML5
8 1 (0.96%) REST
8 1 (0.96%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) NHS
3 3 (2.88%) Replication
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) EFT
4 2 (1.92%) Streaming Music
5 1 (0.96%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) Swaptions
5 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.96%) Telematics
5 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Android
1 9 (8.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.88%) UNIX
2 3 (2.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.12%) Automation Testing
3 21 (20.19%) TDD
4 20 (19.23%) BDD
5 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
6 17 (16.35%) Scrum
7 14 (13.46%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Regression Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing
11 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Open Source
13 6 (5.77%) User Stories
14 5 (4.81%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) SQL
2 20 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (3.85%) C#
4 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.88%) Groovy
5 2 (1.92%) PHP
5 2 (1.92%) XPath
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) ISEB
2 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.85%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.62%) HP
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (1.92%) Perforce
4 1 (0.96%) VMware
4 1 (0.96%) Telerik
4 1 (0.96%) Google
4 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.96%) Mercator
4 1 (0.96%) Remedy
4 1 (0.96%) ESRI
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
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