The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 4 -
Contract jobs citing QA 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford - 11.54% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £8.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 15.38% 19.23% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £8.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bedford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bedford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
1 5 (100.00%) Appium
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SDET
1 5 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (60.00%) Xamarin
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Capybara

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Appium
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Capybara
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SDET
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft