Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 79 64
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 165 145 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.24% 2.87% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.36% 21.42% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 85
East of England median daily rate £411 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £213
90th Percentile £556 £559 £525
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
East of England median hourly rate £28.25 £38.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.10% +84.52% -41.26%
10th Percentile £13.73 £36.83 £7.88
90th Percentile £44.58 £40.48 £36.40
England median hourly rate £36.50 £19.70 £19.23
% change year-on-year +85.28% +2.44% -3.85%

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 603 677 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.83% 13.40% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 360 292
East of England median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £174 £213 £180
90th Percentile £572 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 56
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.59 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.61% -38.77% +0.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.88
90th Percentile £47.65 £44.38 £47.88
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.49% -11.11% +4.41%

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

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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

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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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the East of England

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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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -1 41 £435 -17.14% 16
Cambridgeshire +1 39 £373 -0.59% 51
Essex +19 38 £463 +35.63% 13
Bedfordshire +6 25 £415 +3.75% 4
Suffolk -11 21 £375 -3.54% 6
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 42 (25.45%) Scrum
4 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
6 30 (18.18%) Selenium
7 29 (17.58%) SQL
8 28 (16.97%) C#
8 28 (16.97%) Data Quality
9 27 (16.36%) TDD
10 24 (14.55%) Java
10 24 (14.55%) Kanban
11 22 (13.33%) BDD
11 22 (13.33%) HTML
11 22 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 22 (13.33%) JIRA
12 21 (12.73%) JavaScript
12 21 (12.73%) SoapUI
13 20 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (12.12%) Unit Testing
13 20 (12.12%) Linux
13 20 (12.12%) Finance
14 19 (11.52%) .NET
14 19 (11.52%) Test Strategy
15 18 (10.91%) User Stories
15 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
15 18 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (10.91%) Oracle
15 18 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (10.30%) CSS

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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 16 (9.70%) Confluence
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.82%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.21%) JBoss
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.21%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.61%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.61%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.45%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.61%) Stackdriver
5 1 (0.61%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) Internet
2 5 (3.03%) LAN
2 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (3.03%) Wireless
3 4 (2.42%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.42%) HTTP
3 4 (2.42%) WLAN
4 3 (1.82%) SSL
4 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.21%) WAN
6 1 (0.61%) DNS
6 1 (0.61%) Firewall
6 1 (0.61%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.85%) Pentaho
5 6 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.64%) MySQL
6 5 (3.03%) Impala
7 4 (2.42%) Big Data
7 4 (2.42%) DTS
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.61%) Power BI
10 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (18.18%) Selenium
2 22 (13.33%) JIRA
3 21 (12.73%) SoapUI
4 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.88%) JMeter
6 11 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 10 (6.06%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (4.85%) Robot Framework
9 6 (3.64%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.03%) Subversion
10 5 (3.03%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.42%) Grunt
11 4 (2.42%) gulp
11 4 (2.42%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.42%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.42%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.82%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.21%) GitLab
13 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (12.12%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Retail
3 6 (3.64%) Law
4 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Local Government
5 3 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (20.00%) Analyst
2 31 (18.79%) Tester
3 25 (15.15%) Developer
4 19 (11.52%) Test Analyst
5 12 (7.27%) Automation Tester
5 12 (7.27%) QA Tester
6 11 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 11 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (4.85%) CRM Developer
8 8 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (4.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (4.85%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Architect
9 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.64%) Consultant
10 6 (3.64%) Senior QA Tester
10 6 (3.64%) Senior Tester
11 5 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) HTML
2 19 (11.52%) .NET
3 17 (10.30%) CSS
4 16 (9.70%) HTML5
5 14 (8.48%) Web Services
6 12 (7.27%) J2EE
7 11 (6.67%) RESTful
8 10 (6.06%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.06%) CSS3
9 7 (4.24%) Spring
9 7 (4.24%) XML
10 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.64%) jQuery
10 6 (3.64%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.03%) .NET Framework
11 5 (3.03%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.03%) React
12 4 (2.42%) Dropwizard
12 4 (2.42%) Scalatra
12 4 (2.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.45%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.03%) User Experience
6 4 (2.42%) Social Media
7 3 (1.82%) NHS
7 3 (1.82%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) Fintech
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.12%) Linux
2 5 (3.03%) Windows
3 3 (1.82%) CentOS
4 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 42 (25.45%) Scrum
4 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
5 27 (16.36%) TDD
6 24 (14.55%) Kanban
7 22 (13.33%) BDD
7 22 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 20 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 20 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (11.52%) Test Strategy
10 18 (10.91%) User Stories
11 17 (10.30%) Test Management
12 16 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (9.70%) CRM
12 16 (9.70%) ETL
12 16 (9.70%) Microservices
12 16 (9.70%) SDLC
13 15 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
13 15 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.58%) SQL
2 28 (16.97%) C#
3 24 (14.55%) Java
4 21 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.27%) Groovy
6 6 (3.64%) Perl
7 5 (3.03%) Java 8
7 5 (3.03%) Python
8 3 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.82%) Ruby
8 3 (1.82%) Scala
8 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.21%) C
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.61%) ES6
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) RPG
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 13 (7.88%) ISEB
3 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.45%) Degree
5 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.42%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.21%) IRCA
8 2 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.61%) CCDP
9 1 (0.61%) CCIE
9 1 (0.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) MCSE
9 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.97%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.03%) COBIT
3 5 (3.03%) COSO
3 5 (3.03%) GDPR
3 5 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.42%) PMO
5 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.61%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (4.85%) Docker
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) Ansible
2 10 (6.06%) Terraform
3 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.91%) Oracle
3 11 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (3.03%) MuleSoft
4 5 (3.03%) New Relic
5 3 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.21%) Cognos
6 2 (1.21%) Google
6 2 (1.21%) IBM
6 2 (1.21%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.21%) WSO2
7 1 (0.61%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.61%) Concur
7 1 (0.61%) F5
7 1 (0.61%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.61%) Omniture
7 1 (0.61%) Percona
7 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.61%) Splunk