Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +25
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 6.94% 8.42% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 47.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Bedford median daily rate £400 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £450 £336
% change year-on-year -6.67% +33.83% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedford median hourly rate - £9.00 -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £9.00 -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 9.72% 17.89% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Bedford median daily rate £400 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +13.92% -5.67%
10th Percentile £218 £364 £221
90th Percentile £425 £458 £523
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £403
% change year-on-year - +11.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedford median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £32.89 £13.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +153.00% -48.00% +92.31%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 November 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%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Calabash
2 3 (60.00%) SDET
2 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Python

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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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Calabash
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) Capybara
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) SAP