Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 185 183
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
East of England median daily rate £338 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.54% -18.75%
10th Percentile £319 £330 £280
90th Percentile £525 £330 £363
England median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.21 £115.00 £18.60
% change year-on-year -76.34% +518.28% -7.00%

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 4,212 4,237 4,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.77% 96.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,385 2,517 2,770
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 330 362
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -16.28% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £11.66
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £50.53
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.14% +11.43%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -4 4 £368 - 1
Essex - 4 £469 - 1
Suffolk -8 1 £310 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Selenium
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) ODBC
7 2 (20.00%) Unix
7 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB

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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (10.00%) Impala
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Sahi
4 1 (10.00%) Toad
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (10.00%) WATIR
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ODBC
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) ETL
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) webMethods