The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 28 March 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 37
Contract jobs citing QA 0 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 2.98% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 70.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 3
Median daily rate - £210 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 Kent with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21 20 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.19% 4.26% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 22
Median daily rate £203 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.20% -0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.65 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Kent

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) MS Project
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
5 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Android Tester
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
1 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) APMP
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
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