The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 96 94
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.061% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.063% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £365 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1461 1589 1607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.56% 96.42% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 935 881
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 99
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +5.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the East Midlands

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in the East Midlands

QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in the East Midlands

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 3 £365 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
4 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 4 (57.14%) JMeter
4 4 (57.14%) Analytics
4 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 4 (57.14%) API Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Microservices
6 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Unix

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
3 4 (57.14%) API Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA