Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 13 32
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 17 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.96% 8.23% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.81% 54.05% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 8
Luton median daily rate £450 £225 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -12.20% -48.75%
10th Percentile £410 £115 £213
90th Percentile £475 £500 £484
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% -19.00%
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 59 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 20.70% 15.23% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 47
Luton median daily rate £465 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £372 £188 £213
90th Percentile £575 £608 £638
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 - £14.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £32.89 - £15.50

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

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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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 10 (58.82%) Middleware
2 10 (58.82%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Perl
2 10 (58.82%) Ant
2 10 (58.82%) JUnit
2 10 (58.82%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) Maven
2 10 (58.82%) Ruby
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Atlassian
2 10 (58.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (58.82%) TestNG
2 10 (58.82%) TeamCity
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) JIRA
2 10 (58.82%) JBehave
2 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
2 10 (58.82%) Confluence
2 10 (58.82%) Feature Driven Development
2 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
2 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow
2 10 (58.82%) ATDD
2 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Delivery

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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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Unica
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe Campaign
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Ant
1 10 (58.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
1 10 (58.82%) JBehave
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
1 10 (58.82%) JIRA
1 10 (58.82%) JUnit
1 10 (58.82%) Maven
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
1 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
1 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow
1 10 (58.82%) TeamCity
1 10 (58.82%) TestNG
1 10 (58.82%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (47.06%) Retail
2 6 (35.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Developer in Test
2 7 (41.18%) Software Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Campaign Specialist
4 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Development Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) CRM Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Product Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Product Owner
6 2 (11.76%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Head of IT Infrastructure
7 1 (5.88%) Head of IT Security
7 1 (5.88%) Java Developer in Test
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) ATDD
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (58.82%) Defect Management
2 10 (58.82%) Feature Driven Development
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) SDET
4 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
5 6 (35.29%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Multichannel Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) PLM
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
1 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) Perl
1 10 (58.82%) Python
1 10 (58.82%) Ruby
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Atlassian
2 6 (35.29%) IBM