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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 57 91
Rank change year-on-year -27 +34  
Contract jobs citing QA 48 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.09% 2.89% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.11% 26.77% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 26
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £8.63 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.69% -75.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 298 269 315
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.95% 10.79% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 150 190
Median daily rate £423 £413 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +23.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £169 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 28
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.41% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.80 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.06 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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

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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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 25 June 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
Hertfordshire +1 22 £375 -16.66% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 11 £445 +18.66% 23
Essex -16 7 £346 -18.52% 1
Bedfordshire -17 4 £330 +35.38% 5
Suffolk 0 2 - - 3
East Anglia -5 2 £800 +88.23%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (44.74%) Test Automation
3 34 (29.82%) TDD
3 34 (29.82%) JIRA
4 30 (26.32%) SQL
5 27 (23.68%) Selenium
6 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
7 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (20.18%) Scrum
8 21 (18.42%) C#
8 21 (18.42%) Java
8 21 (18.42%) BDD
9 20 (17.54%) Cucumber
10 17 (14.91%) Finance
11 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (14.04%) Software Testing
11 16 (14.04%) SDLC
12 15 (13.16%) Test Strategy
12 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
13 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
13 14 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (12.28%) API Testing
13 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing
13 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
14 13 (11.40%) ISEB
14 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
14 13 (11.40%) .NET
14 13 (11.40%) Python
14 13 (11.40%) Ruby
14 13 (11.40%) SDET

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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 7 (6.14%) Confluence
2 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.51%) Unica
2 2 (1.75%) Maximo
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.88%) Magento
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.88%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) Internet
1 4 (3.51%) WAN
2 2 (1.75%) 802.11
2 2 (1.75%) ADSL
2 2 (1.75%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.75%) Broadband
2 2 (1.75%) IPv4
2 2 (1.75%) IPv6
2 2 (1.75%) LAN
2 2 (1.75%) NAS
2 2 (1.75%) UPnP
2 2 (1.75%) VDSL
2 2 (1.75%) Wireless
2 2 (1.75%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.88%) 2G
3 1 (0.88%) 4G
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) LTE
3 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.88%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.63%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) JIRA
2 27 (23.68%) Selenium
3 20 (17.54%) Cucumber
4 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
5 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.53%) Appium
7 11 (9.65%) WebDriver
8 10 (8.77%) SoapUI
9 9 (7.89%) JMeter
10 8 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (7.02%) Calabash
10 8 (7.02%) SpecFlow
10 8 (7.02%) TeamCity
11 7 (6.14%) JUnit
11 7 (6.14%) LoadRunner
11 7 (6.14%) Maven
12 5 (4.39%) Ant
12 5 (4.39%) Capybara
12 5 (4.39%) JBehave
13 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Marketing
4 4 (3.51%) Advertising
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Tester
2 19 (16.67%) Developer
3 17 (14.91%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.89%) Automation Tester
5 9 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Performance Tester
7 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.39%) Agile Coach
8 5 (4.39%) Architect
8 5 (4.39%) QA Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Campaign Manager
9 4 (3.51%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) .NET
2 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 12 (10.53%) XML
3 11 (9.65%) Web Services
4 10 (8.77%) RESTful
5 9 (7.89%) HTML
6 8 (7.02%) WCF
7 6 (5.26%) CSS
7 6 (5.26%) Gherkin
7 6 (5.26%) REST
8 5 (4.39%) Angular 2
8 5 (4.39%) JSON
9 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.51%) CAML
9 4 (3.51%) jQuery
9 4 (3.51%) Kendo UI
9 4 (3.51%) NHibernate
9 4 (3.51%) Spring
9 4 (3.51%) XSL
10 3 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) NHS
6 2 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.75%) STB
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Android
2 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) Linux
4 4 (3.51%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (44.74%) Test Automation
3 34 (29.82%) TDD
4 23 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (20.18%) Scrum
5 21 (18.42%) BDD
6 16 (14.04%) SDLC
6 16 (14.04%) Software Testing
6 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 14 (12.28%) API Testing
8 14 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
9 13 (11.40%) SDET
10 12 (10.53%) ATDD
10 12 (10.53%) MVC
11 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (9.65%) Configuration Management
12 9 (7.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
3 21 (18.42%) C#
3 21 (18.42%) Java
4 13 (11.40%) Python
4 13 (11.40%) Ruby
5 6 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.39%) Perl
7 4 (3.51%) C
7 4 (3.51%) Clojure
7 4 (3.51%) F#
7 4 (3.51%) Go
7 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.51%) Rust
8 3 (2.63%) PHP
9 2 (1.75%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.75%) Groovy
9 2 (1.75%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) ISEB
2 12 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.39%) Degree
6 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.88%) HND
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MAPM
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) PMO
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.75%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.51%) Ansible
2 4 (3.51%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) SCCM
4 2 (1.75%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) IBM
3 7 (6.14%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.51%) Telerik
5 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.63%) Informatica
6 2 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) Mercator
7 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.88%) New Relic
7 1 (0.88%) Nokia
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Siemens
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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Cambridge Assessment
Rate: Competitive
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
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Rate: £45 - £75 per hour
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