Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 55 72
Rank change year-on-year -33 +17 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 119 154 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.57% 3.45% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.77% 32.15% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 105 72
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% -3.92%
10th Percentile £319 £213 £241
90th Percentile £550 £547 £451
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
East of England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +13.48%
10th Percentile £12.76 £22.40 £18.20
90th Percentile £71.85 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.34 £22.75
% change year-on-year +49.96% +2.59% -27.64%

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 573 479 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.35% 10.72% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 309 306
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £214
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 24 76
East of England median hourly rate £26.12 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.86% -5.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £10.23 £15.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £66.25 £47.35 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.01 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% -13.00% +16.28%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor 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 24 February 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 -19 36 £525 +23.53% 31
Cambridgeshire -11 30 £413 +37.58% 39
Bedfordshire -17 24 £450 - 8
Essex -5 15 £375 +7.14% 18
Suffolk +9 12 £513 +57.69% 11
Norfolk -13 2 £506 +55.77% 7
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 60 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) Test Automation
3 35 (29.41%) TDD
4 33 (27.73%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (26.89%) Java
6 31 (26.05%) BDD
7 27 (22.69%) Selenium
8 25 (21.01%) Cucumber
9 24 (20.17%) Jenkins
9 24 (20.17%) SQL
10 23 (19.33%) Retail
11 20 (16.81%) JIRA
12 19 (15.97%) Scrum
12 19 (15.97%) Python
12 19 (15.97%) SoapUI
13 18 (15.13%) Git (software)
13 18 (15.13%) Web Services
14 17 (14.29%) WebDriver
15 16 (13.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (12.61%) Kanban
16 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (12.61%) Perl
16 15 (12.61%) Confluence
17 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
17 14 (11.76%) Middleware
17 14 (11.76%) Change Management
17 14 (11.76%) Management Information System
17 14 (11.76%) C#
17 14 (11.76%) Ruby

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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 15 (12.61%) Confluence
2 3 (2.52%) Apache
2 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.52%) JBoss
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.84%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (3.36%) Unica
3 2 (1.68%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.84%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.36%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Internet
2 3 (2.52%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) SSL
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.52%) Wireless
3 2 (1.68%) SMS
3 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.84%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.84%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.36%) Redis
2 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.68%) DTS
4 2 (1.68%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.68%) GIS
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.68%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (22.69%) Selenium
2 25 (21.01%) Cucumber
3 24 (20.17%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.81%) JIRA
5 19 (15.97%) SoapUI
6 18 (15.13%) Git (software)
7 17 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 16 (13.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (10.08%) JBehave
9 12 (10.08%) JUnit
9 12 (10.08%) SpecFlow
9 12 (10.08%) TeamCity
9 12 (10.08%) TestNG
10 11 (9.24%) Ant
10 11 (9.24%) Maven
11 8 (6.72%) Zephyr
12 7 (5.88%) JMeter
13 6 (5.04%) Grunt
13 6 (5.04%) gulp
13 6 (5.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (19.33%) Retail
2 13 (10.92%) Finance
3 7 (5.88%) Law
4 6 (5.04%) Marketing
4 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.20%) Banking
6 4 (3.36%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.68%) French Language
7 2 (1.68%) Games
8 1 (0.84%) Billing
8 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.84%) German Language
8 1 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.84%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Developer
2 21 (17.65%) Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Tester
4 14 (11.76%) Architect
5 11 (9.24%) QA Tester
5 11 (9.24%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.40%) Consultant
7 9 (7.56%) Developer in Test
7 9 (7.56%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Payroll Consultant
9 7 (5.88%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.88%) Security Technical Architect
9 7 (5.88%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.04%) QA Automation Tester
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) Web Services
2 14 (11.76%) Middleware
3 11 (9.24%) SOAP
4 9 (7.56%) AngularJS
5 8 (6.72%) CSS
5 8 (6.72%) HTML
6 7 (5.88%) React
6 7 (5.88%) Spring
7 6 (5.04%) Dropwizard
7 6 (5.04%) HTML5
7 6 (5.04%) Hystrix
7 6 (5.04%) Play Framework
7 6 (5.04%) Scalatra
7 6 (5.04%) Spring Boot
8 5 (4.20%) .NET
8 5 (4.20%) RESTful
9 4 (3.36%) REST
9 4 (3.36%) XML
10 3 (2.52%) Spark Streaming
10 3 (2.52%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) RIA
3 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.52%) Blog
5 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.52%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.52%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.84%) Verilog
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Linux
1 6 (5.04%) Windows
2 4 (3.36%) Android
2 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.84%) Unix
4 1 (0.84%) VMS
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) Test Automation
3 35 (29.41%) TDD
4 33 (27.73%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (26.05%) BDD
6 19 (15.97%) Scrum
7 15 (12.61%) Kanban
7 15 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (11.76%) Change Management
8 14 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (10.92%) Change Control
9 13 (10.92%) ITIL
10 12 (10.08%) Analytics
10 12 (10.08%) ATDD
10 12 (10.08%) Defect Management
10 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.08%) Feature Driven Development
10 12 (10.08%) Microservices
10 12 (10.08%) SDET
11 11 (9.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.89%) Java
2 24 (20.17%) SQL
3 19 (15.97%) Python
4 15 (12.61%) Perl
5 14 (11.76%) C#
5 14 (11.76%) Ruby
6 12 (10.08%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.04%) Groovy
8 4 (3.36%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.36%) Tcl
9 2 (1.68%) C
9 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.84%) C++
10 1 (0.84%) ES6
10 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) Degree
3 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) ISEB
4 6 (5.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.84%) CCNA
6 1 (0.84%) CEH
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.84%) CISM
6 1 (0.84%) CISSP
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) COBIT
1 7 (5.88%) COSO
1 7 (5.88%) GDPR
1 7 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.04%) PMO
3 4 (3.36%) SLA
4 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.52%) Ansible
3 3 (2.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) Atlassian
1 12 (10.08%) SAP
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.04%) IBM
3 6 (5.04%) New Relic
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle
4 5 (4.20%) HP
5 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.52%) Kofax
5 3 (2.52%) Remedy
5 3 (2.52%) WSO2
6 2 (1.68%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.68%) PayPal
7 1 (0.84%) Concur
7 1 (0.84%) F5
7 1 (0.84%) Imperva
7 1 (0.84%) NGA Human Resources
7 1 (0.84%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.84%) Twitter
7 1 (0.84%) webMethods