Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £334 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 17 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 of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 184 196
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.086% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
East of England median daily rate £334 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £318 £315 £234
90th Percentile £452 £435 £475
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 of England 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 of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4838 4666 5666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.69% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2688 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 540
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 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
Bedfordshire - 7 £330 -
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £338 -15.63% 1
Essex - 1 £341 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £525 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (66.67%) JIRA
4 8 (66.67%) SOAP
4 8 (66.67%) Java
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) Mac OS X
5 7 (58.33%) Internet
5 7 (58.33%) Windows
5 7 (58.33%) Web Services
5 7 (58.33%) Banking
5 7 (58.33%) Retail
5 7 (58.33%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (58.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (58.33%) Android
5 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (58.33%) Confluence
5 7 (58.33%) Apple iOS
5 7 (58.33%) REST
5 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
5 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Bitbucket

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (58.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (66.67%) JIRA
3 7 (58.33%) Appium
3 7 (58.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (58.33%) Bitbucket
3 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 6 (50.00%) Protractor
5 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (58.33%) Banking
1 7 (58.33%) Corporate Banking
1 7 (58.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 7 (58.33%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Android
1 7 (58.33%) Apple iOS
1 7 (58.33%) Mac OS X
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
4 7 (58.33%) QA Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Kanban
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Apple Swift
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) webMethods