Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 62 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 150 145 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.91% 2.97% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.16% 27.15% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 76
East of England median daily rate £400 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +11.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £313 £172 £210
90th Percentile £554 £525 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +55.43% -
10th Percentile £25.45 £20.25 £7.75
90th Percentile £46.98 £38.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% +2.50% -

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 709 534 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.74% 10.96% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 299 328
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £223 £180 £187
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 59 45 72
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% +29.31% +5.45%
10th Percentile £10.48 £13.80 £14.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.94 £47.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire +11 47 £375 +20.00% 16
Bedfordshire -10 32 £420 -1.18% 2
Hertfordshire -18 31 £525 +20.00% 12
Suffolk +16 20 £413 +11.86% 4
Essex -26 16 £341 -19.76% 2
East Anglia -3 2 £800 +88.24%
Norfolk - 2 £538 - 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 70 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.67%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.00%) Selenium
3 36 (24.00%) SQL
4 34 (22.67%) TDD
5 33 (22.00%) JavaScript
5 33 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (21.33%) JIRA
7 30 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 29 (19.33%) Java
8 29 (19.33%) Web Services
9 28 (18.67%) BDD
10 26 (17.33%) Finance
11 23 (15.33%) Scrum
12 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
12 22 (14.67%) Python
13 21 (14.00%) Git (software)
13 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
14 20 (13.33%) Ruby
15 19 (12.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (12.00%) Confluence
16 18 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (12.00%) WebDriver
16 18 (12.00%) Change Control
16 18 (12.00%) Retail
17 17 (11.33%) Windows
17 17 (11.33%) C#
18 16 (10.67%) CSS
18 16 (10.67%) Degree
18 16 (10.67%) Marketing

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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 18 (12.00%) Confluence
2 3 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.00%) CMS
2 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.33%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.67%) Unica
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (1.33%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.33%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.67%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.33%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (2.00%) BrowserStack
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) Wireless
2 13 (8.67%) Internet
3 6 (4.00%) Bluetooth
3 6 (4.00%) Broadband
4 5 (3.33%) 802.11
4 5 (3.33%) ADSL
4 5 (3.33%) IPv4
4 5 (3.33%) IPv6
4 5 (3.33%) NAS
4 5 (3.33%) UPnP
4 5 (3.33%) VDSL
4 5 (3.33%) WAN
4 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.67%) Firewall
6 1 (0.67%) HTTP
6 1 (0.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) Redis
1 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.67%) DTS
3 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.00%) Big Data
4 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.00%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) Power BI
6 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (24.00%) Selenium
2 32 (21.33%) JIRA
3 30 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 21 (14.00%) Git (software)
4 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (12.00%) WebDriver
7 13 (8.67%) JUnit
7 13 (8.67%) SoapUI
8 12 (8.00%) Appium
9 9 (6.00%) TeamCity
10 8 (5.33%) Bitbucket
10 8 (5.33%) JMeter
11 6 (4.00%) Ant
11 6 (4.00%) Calabash
11 6 (4.00%) Grunt
11 6 (4.00%) gulp
11 6 (4.00%) IntelliJ
11 6 (4.00%) Maven
11 6 (4.00%) Protractor
General
1 26 (17.33%) Finance
2 18 (12.00%) Retail
3 16 (10.67%) Marketing
4 13 (8.67%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.33%) Banking
5 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.33%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.33%) Games
9 1 (0.67%) Back Office
9 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.67%) French Language
9 1 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (19.33%) Tester
2 27 (18.00%) Analyst
3 24 (16.00%) Developer
4 16 (10.67%) Automation Tester
4 16 (10.67%) Test Engineer
5 15 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 12 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (6.00%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.00%) Consultant
8 9 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Architect
10 7 (4.67%) Payroll Consultant
11 6 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.00%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Software Tester
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.33%) Web Services
2 16 (10.67%) CSS
3 14 (9.33%) .NET
3 14 (9.33%) HTML
4 12 (8.00%) SOAP
5 11 (7.33%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.67%) REST
7 8 (5.33%) Middleware
7 8 (5.33%) XML
8 7 (4.67%) React
8 7 (4.67%) RESTful
8 7 (4.67%) Spring
9 6 (4.00%) Dropwizard
9 6 (4.00%) HTML5
9 6 (4.00%) Hystrix
9 6 (4.00%) Play Framework
9 6 (4.00%) Scalatra
9 6 (4.00%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.33%) 802.1X
10 5 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.33%) Mobile App
2 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.00%) RIA
5 5 (3.33%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.33%) STB
5 5 (3.33%) Verilog
6 3 (2.00%) Blog
6 3 (2.00%) CMDB
6 3 (2.00%) Life Science
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.33%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Android
2 14 (9.33%) Apple iOS
2 14 (9.33%) Linux
3 8 (5.33%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Unix
5 1 (0.67%) VMS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.67%) Test Automation
3 34 (22.67%) TDD
4 33 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (18.67%) BDD
6 23 (15.33%) Scrum
7 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
8 18 (12.00%) Change Control
9 16 (10.67%) User Stories
10 15 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (8.67%) Analytics
11 13 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (8.67%) Functional Testing
11 13 (8.67%) Kanban
11 13 (8.67%) SDET
12 12 (8.00%) Business Analysis
12 12 (8.00%) Defect Management
12 12 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.33%) ITIL
13 11 (7.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.00%) SQL
2 33 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (19.33%) Java
4 22 (14.67%) Python
5 20 (13.33%) Ruby
6 17 (11.33%) C#
7 12 (8.00%) Perl
8 8 (5.33%) Apple Swift
8 8 (5.33%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.67%) C
9 7 (4.67%) C++
10 6 (4.00%) Groovy
10 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.33%) PHP
12 4 (2.67%) Tcl
13 1 (0.67%) ES6
13 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.67%) Degree
2 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.33%) ISEB
5 6 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.67%) CCNA
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.67%) HND
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) PMO
2 6 (4.00%) SLA
3 4 (2.67%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Docker
2 6 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.67%) SAP
3 7 (4.67%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.67%) Oracle
4 6 (4.00%) IBM
4 6 (4.00%) New Relic
5 5 (3.33%) HP
6 3 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) Huawei
6 3 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.33%) Google
7 2 (1.33%) PayPal
7 2 (1.33%) Twitter
7 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.67%) Cognos
8 1 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.67%) Northgate
8 1 (0.67%) Siemens
8 1 (0.67%) VMware