Period
to 29 July 2017

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 29 July 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.39% 4.26% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.89% 27.45% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Luton median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +52.00%
10th Percentile £470 £313 £430
90th Percentile £512 £548 £520
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £448
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.03% +23.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £8.25 -

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 Luton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 47 51 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 16.04% 15.50% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 31
Luton median daily rate £475 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +13.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £311 £113 £350
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Luton median hourly rate - £25.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -16.67%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +80.56% -77.50% +14.29%

QA
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

QA
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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) ATDD
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (57.14%) SDET
2 3 (42.86%) API Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 2 (28.57%) TestNG
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (14.29%) Ant

QA
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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) TeamCity
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) TestNG
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) C# Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) ETL Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) ATDD
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Feature Driven Development
1 4 (57.14%) SDET
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Talend