Period
to 17 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 86 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 -23
Contract jobs citing QA 135 117 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.08% 2.65% 2.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.38% 22.12% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 68 62
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £303 £310 £251
90th Percentile £550 £547 £549
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
East of England median hourly rate £14.60 £18.00 £8.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +108.70% -75.87%
10th Percentile £11.32 £18.00 £7.88
90th Percentile £86.92 £41.20 £30.13
England median hourly rate £22.45 £25.50 £22.06
% change year-on-year -11.96% +15.61% -29.84%

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 532 529 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.13% 11.97% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 316 297
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £200
90th Percentile £553 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 58
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £29.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -36.88% -4.68%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.90 £11.80
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.90 £52.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.70 £24.00
% change year-on-year +26.90% -17.92% +14.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 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 +3 45 £421 -8.42% 13
Cambridgeshire +19 38 £375 +2.74% 45
Essex +17 27 £450 +28.57% 19
Bedfordshire -7 13 £450 +9.09% 8
Suffolk -5 11 £313 -3.85% 10
Norfolk +1 1 £475 +46.15% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 65 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 35 (25.93%) SQL
4 30 (22.22%) TDD
5 26 (19.26%) Selenium
5 26 (19.26%) C#
5 26 (19.26%) Java
5 26 (19.26%) BDD
6 24 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 22 (16.30%) Scrum
8 21 (15.56%) JIRA
9 20 (14.81%) Change Management
9 20 (14.81%) SoapUI
10 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.33%) Oracle
12 17 (12.59%) Retail
12 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
13 16 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (11.85%) Jenkins
13 16 (11.85%) SDLC
13 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
13 16 (11.85%) Finance
13 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
13 16 (11.85%) .NET
13 16 (11.85%) HTML
13 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
14 15 (11.11%) Regression Testing
14 15 (11.11%) User Stories
14 15 (11.11%) Cucumber

QA
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 13 (9.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.22%) Apache
2 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.22%) JBoss
2 3 (2.22%) nginx
2 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.74%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.96%) GitHub
3 4 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.22%) Stackdriver
5 2 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.74%) SaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Slack
6 1 (0.74%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.44%) HTTP
1 6 (4.44%) Internet
1 6 (4.44%) SSL
1 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.96%) SMS
2 4 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.96%) Wireless
3 3 (2.22%) DNS
3 3 (2.22%) Firewall
3 3 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.74%) 802.11
4 1 (0.74%) BGP
4 1 (0.74%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.74%) Frame Relay
4 1 (0.74%) HSRP
4 1 (0.74%) IPsec
4 1 (0.74%) MPLS
4 1 (0.74%) Multicast
4 1 (0.74%) OSPF
4 1 (0.74%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.19%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.96%) Big Data
4 4 (2.96%) Impala
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.96%) Pentaho
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (2.22%) GIS
5 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.22%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (19.26%) Selenium
2 21 (15.56%) JIRA
3 20 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
5 16 (11.85%) Jenkins
6 15 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 11 (8.15%) JMeter
8 9 (6.67%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (5.93%) Zephyr
10 7 (5.19%) JBehave
10 7 (5.19%) WebDriver
11 6 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (4.44%) Maven
12 5 (3.70%) Artifactory
12 5 (3.70%) JUnit
12 5 (3.70%) Subversion
12 5 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.70%) TestNG
13 4 (2.96%) Ant
General
1 17 (12.59%) Retail
2 16 (11.85%) Finance
3 13 (9.63%) Law
4 5 (3.70%) Back Office
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (22.96%) Analyst
2 23 (17.04%) Developer
3 19 (14.07%) Tester
4 16 (11.85%) Test Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Architect
6 12 (8.89%) Security Architect
6 12 (8.89%) Security Technical Architect
6 12 (8.89%) Technical Architect
7 10 (7.41%) QA Tester
7 10 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (5.19%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.44%) Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) CRM Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) .NET
1 16 (11.85%) HTML
2 13 (9.63%) CSS
3 12 (8.89%) Web Services
3 12 (8.89%) XML
4 11 (8.15%) HTML5
5 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.19%) CSS3
5 7 (5.19%) Middleware
5 7 (5.19%) SOAP
6 5 (3.70%) J2EE
7 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.96%) RESTful
8 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.22%) Ajax
8 3 (2.22%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.22%) jQuery
8 3 (2.22%) Node.js
8 3 (2.22%) Spring
8 3 (2.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.37%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.44%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.70%) User Experience
7 4 (2.96%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.22%) NHS
8 3 (2.22%) Reinsurance
8 3 (2.22%) Replication
8 3 (2.22%) RIA
9 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.74%) FMCG
10 1 (0.74%) iPad
10 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.74%) SystemC
10 1 (0.74%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.37%) Linux
2 7 (5.19%) Windows
3 3 (2.22%) CentOS
3 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.22%) Unix
4 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 30 (22.22%) TDD
4 26 (19.26%) BDD
5 24 (17.78%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.30%) Scrum
7 20 (14.81%) Change Management
8 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.85%) SDLC
9 16 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 15 (11.11%) User Stories
11 14 (10.37%) ETL
11 14 (10.37%) Kanban
11 14 (10.37%) Test Management
11 14 (10.37%) Unit Testing
12 13 (9.63%) Performance Testing
12 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.89%) Strategic Planning
13 12 (8.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) SQL
2 26 (19.26%) C#
2 26 (19.26%) Java
3 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.15%) Perl
5 10 (7.41%) Python
6 9 (6.67%) Ruby
7 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.22%) C
8 3 (2.22%) Groovy
8 3 (2.22%) Java 8
8 3 (2.22%) PHP
9 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) C++
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 8 (5.93%) ISEB
2 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) CCDP
5 2 (1.48%) CCIE
5 2 (1.48%) CCNP
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) MCSA
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) COBIT
1 12 (8.89%) COSO
1 12 (8.89%) GDPR
1 12 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) GAMP
3 1 (0.74%) GxP
3 1 (0.74%) HL7
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Docker
2 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Ansible
1 6 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.44%) Puppet
2 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
2 3 (2.22%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.22%) Kibana
2 3 (2.22%) logstash
3 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 18 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (4.44%) New Relic
2 6 (4.44%) SAP
3 5 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 5 (3.70%) Google
4 4 (2.96%) Concur
5 3 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (2.22%) Cisco
5 3 (2.22%) F5
5 3 (2.22%) HP
5 3 (2.22%) Kofax
5 3 (2.22%) MikroTik
5 3 (2.22%) Percona
5 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.22%) Splunk
5 3 (2.22%) WSO2
6 2 (1.48%) Cognos
6 2 (1.48%) IBM