Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 - 140
Rank change year-on-year - +140 -2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.19% - 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% - 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
East Midlands median daily rate £375 - £275
10th Percentile £163 - £263
90th Percentile £403 - £288
England median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £42.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -71.43% +110.00% -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3003 3141 3085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.82% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1962 1858
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £559 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 130 182
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £31.68
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 5 £381 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £125 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Docker
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Xbox
5 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) Game Development
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement

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 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (16.67%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com