Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 18 December 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 11 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.20% 5.28% 8.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.92% 25.40% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 20
Luton median daily rate £420 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £203 £410 £115
90th Percentile £565 £488 £500
Bedfordshire median daily rate £415 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -1.19% -1.18% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Luton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 48 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 18.32% 20.79% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 22
Luton median daily rate £475 £470 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -2.59% +33.10%
10th Percentile £252 £377 £217
90th Percentile £630 £575 £584
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £469
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Luton median hourly rate - £50.78 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +290.62% -7.14%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.89 £13.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +153.00% -16.13%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Luton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Luton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Luton over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (36.36%) SAP
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 4 (36.36%) SEO
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
1 4 (36.36%) Social Media
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Data-Driven Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Multichannel Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Workshop Facilitation

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
General
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Resourcer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Manager
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Social Media
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 4 (36.36%) SEO
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Data-Driven Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Multichannel Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Tableau