Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.76% 4.56% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 24.56% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Luton median daily rate £420 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +44.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £410 £419 £115
90th Percentile £666 £516 £489
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -7.41%
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 40 57 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 18.78% 18.57% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 14
Luton median daily rate £491 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £340 £394 £152
90th Percentile £626 £588 £518
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £16.25

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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 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 5 (62.50%) SAP
1 5 (62.50%) CRM
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Tableau
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Multichannel Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) PMO
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management

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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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analytics Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Functional Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Multichannel Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Tableau