The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 3 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.46% 8.66% 2.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 55.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £321 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 7.28% 15.75% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate £393 £321 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.17% +18.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £127.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +662.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Guildford region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) VUI
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) P3O
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IVR
1 2 (33.33%) VUI
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
2 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle