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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.79% 5.22% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 77.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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
1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.79% 6.72% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate - £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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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 29 August 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Marketing
3 7 (53.85%) Use Case
3 7 (53.85%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (53.85%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) VUI
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365
4 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (7.69%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) IVR

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (61.54%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Business Systems Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Systems Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Consultant
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Business Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Business Consultant
2 7 (53.85%) Systems Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Business Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Auditor
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) VUI
1 1 (7.69%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Use Case
2 7 (53.85%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (53.85%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Avaya