Period
to 26 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 January 2021 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 100 78
Rank change year-on-year +34 -22 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 30 66 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.05% 1.86% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.56% 15.38% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 85
Median daily rate £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% -8.89%
10th Percentile £288 £196 £263
90th Percentile £544 £550 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £11.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.09% -75.82% +18.18%
10th Percentile £18.93 £9.50 £42.75
90th Percentile £53.40 £19.11 £48.25
England median hourly rate £19.09 £19.12 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.17% -46.89% +67.03%

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 the East of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 133 429 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 9.10% 12.12% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 250 277
Median daily rate £391 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.19% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £141 £125 £202
90th Percentile £576 £596 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 34
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.08% -30.75%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £48.03
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.88 £20.25
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.11% +2.18%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for QA in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for QA in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for QA in the East of England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for QA in the East of England

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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 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 26 January 2021. 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 +23 13 £475 +18.75% 14
Cambridgeshire +27 9 £325 -27.78% 19
Essex +6 5 £450 - 5
Bedfordshire +20 1 - -
Norfolk +12 1 - -
Suffolk +10 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) EDI
4 5 (16.67%) ERP
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (16.67%) SaaS
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.67%) Power BI
4 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Power Platform
5 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
5 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (13.33%) SOAP
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (10.00%) SLA
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (10.00%) Capita
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.00%) REST
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.33%) Maximo
2 1 (3.33%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Power Platform
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (3.33%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) GCP
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) 2G
1 2 (6.67%) 4G
1 2 (6.67%) 5G
1 2 (6.67%) 802.11
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
2 1 (3.33%) DOCSIS
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) IPv4
2 1 (3.33%) IPv6
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) Gradle
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Mocha
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) ERP Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
3 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Quality Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) EDI
3 4 (13.33%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) JSON
4 3 (10.00%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) RESTful
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) Django
6 1 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Middleware
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.33%) Vue.js
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) WinForms
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.33%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) ERP
2 5 (16.67%) Project Delivery
2 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) OO
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.00%) Python
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Groovy
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Capita
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) BT
3 1 (3.33%) Cadence
3 1 (3.33%) Huawei
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Nokia
3 1 (3.33%) Tealium
3 1 (3.33%) Temenos
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) WSO2