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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East of England
Rank 60 78 50
Rank change year-on-year +18 -28  
Contract jobs citing QA 67 46 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.08% 1.88% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.39% 16.67% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 31
Median daily rate £370 £365 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -17.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £460 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -36.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £16.50 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £36.50 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 236 276 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.87% 11.30% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 150 168
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £542 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 20
Median hourly rate £21.95 £42.75 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.65% +51.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.13 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £62.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the East of England

QA
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 in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in the East of England

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the East of England

QA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in the East of England

QA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in the East of England

QA
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 3 months to 24 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
Bedfordshire +7 18 £450 +22.03% 2
Essex +2 18 £350 +27.27% 4
Hertfordshire 0 12 £550 +48.64% 10
Suffolk -2 8 £325 -7.14% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £380 -7.87% 16
Norfolk +6 5 £325 -9.09% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 89 (65.44%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.12%) TDD
3 52 (38.24%) BDD
4 40 (29.41%) Java
5 39 (28.68%) JIRA
5 39 (28.68%) Selenium
6 37 (27.21%) Cucumber
7 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
8 29 (21.32%) ATDD
9 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
9 27 (19.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 26 (19.12%) Finance
10 26 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (18.38%) Scrum
11 25 (18.38%) C#
12 24 (17.65%) WebDriver
13 23 (16.91%) Git (software)
14 22 (16.18%) SQL
15 21 (15.44%) Python
15 21 (15.44%) SDET
16 20 (14.71%) API Testing
16 20 (14.71%) Test Strategy
16 20 (14.71%) Regression Testing
17 19 (13.97%) Ruby
17 19 (13.97%) Appium
18 18 (13.24%) Software Testing
19 17 (12.50%) JavaScript
19 17 (12.50%) JBehave
19 17 (12.50%) Automation Testing
20 16 (11.76%) Gherkin

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Top Related 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 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.21%) Confluence
3 2 (1.47%) Apache
3 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.68%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.21%) Unica
3 2 (1.47%) Magento
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) Internet
2 5 (3.68%) FTP
3 2 (1.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.47%) Firewall
3 2 (1.47%) SAN
3 2 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.47%) DB2
3 2 (1.47%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Power BI
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (28.68%) JIRA
1 39 (28.68%) Selenium
2 37 (27.21%) Cucumber
3 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
4 24 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 23 (16.91%) Git (software)
6 19 (13.97%) Appium
7 17 (12.50%) JBehave
8 16 (11.76%) Maven
9 14 (10.29%) TeamCity
10 13 (9.56%) Ant
10 13 (9.56%) SoapUI
11 12 (8.82%) Gradle
12 11 (8.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (8.09%) Calabash
12 11 (8.09%) SpecFlow
13 9 (6.62%) JUnit
14 8 (5.88%) Eclipse
14 8 (5.88%) JMeter
14 8 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (19.12%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Retail
3 8 (5.88%) Back Office
4 7 (5.15%) Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Advertising
6 3 (2.21%) Marketing
7 2 (1.47%) Law
7 2 (1.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Developer
2 27 (19.85%) Analyst
3 24 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 19 (13.97%) Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (13.97%) Tester
5 18 (13.24%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Applications Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) QA Analyst
7 10 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Performance Tester
11 6 (4.41%) Architect
11 6 (4.41%) Developer in Test
11 6 (4.41%) Java Automation Tester
11 6 (4.41%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.68%) Agile Coach
12 5 (3.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.76%) Gherkin
2 8 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 7 (5.15%) RESTful
3 7 (5.15%) XML
4 6 (4.41%) REST
5 5 (3.68%) .NET
5 5 (3.68%) Node.js
6 4 (2.94%) Angular 2
6 4 (2.94%) Kendo UI
6 4 (2.94%) NHibernate
6 4 (2.94%) Spring
6 4 (2.94%) WCF
7 3 (2.21%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.21%) HTML
7 3 (2.21%) Web Services
8 2 (1.47%) CSS
8 2 (1.47%) J2EE
9 1 (0.74%) Middleware
9 1 (0.74%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.29%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 11 (8.09%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.41%) EFT
6 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.21%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.47%) FMCG
8 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.47%) NHS
8 2 (1.47%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) EPoS
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Linux
2 11 (8.09%) Unix
3 7 (5.15%) Windows
4 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.68%) Android
6 2 (1.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (65.44%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.12%) TDD
3 52 (38.24%) BDD
4 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
5 29 (21.32%) ATDD
6 27 (19.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (18.38%) Scrum
9 20 (14.71%) API Testing
9 20 (14.71%) Regression Testing
9 20 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 18 (13.24%) Software Testing
11 17 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 16 (11.76%) DevOps
12 16 (11.76%) SDLC
12 16 (11.76%) Software Engineering
13 15 (11.03%) E-Commerce
14 13 (9.56%) OO
14 13 (9.56%) Test Scripting
14 13 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.41%) Java
2 25 (18.38%) C#
3 22 (16.18%) SQL
4 21 (15.44%) Python
5 19 (13.97%) Ruby
6 17 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.35%) Clojure
7 10 (7.35%) Go
7 10 (7.35%) Rust
8 8 (5.88%) F#
8 8 (5.88%) Perl
9 5 (3.68%) C
9 5 (3.68%) C++
10 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) ISEB
2 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) APMP
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
6 1 (0.74%) HND
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MAPM
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.44%) SDET
2 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.47%) HL7
2 2 (1.47%) PMO
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Docker
1 2 (1.47%) KVM
1 2 (1.47%) LXC
1 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (8.82%) Ansible
1 12 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (8.82%) Puppet
2 4 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.47%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.74%) Control-M
4 1 (0.74%) Nagios
4 1 (0.74%) OpenView
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.74%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (10.29%) Oracle
2 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.35%) Xamarin
4 9 (6.62%) IBM
5 4 (2.94%) Telerik
6 3 (2.21%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.47%) Brocade
7 2 (1.47%) CA
7 2 (1.47%) hybris
7 2 (1.47%) Informatica
7 2 (1.47%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.47%) VMware
7 2 (1.47%) Vyatta
8 1 (0.74%) HP
8 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.74%) Tableau
8 1 (0.74%) webMethods
8 1 (0.74%) WSO2
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