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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.59% 6.99% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 47.62% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£550 £390 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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Surrey

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
17 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 8.81% 14.69% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
Average daily rate £358 £328 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +21.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £127.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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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 23 January 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HNC
4 2 (20.00%) HND
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) IVR
4 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
4 2 (20.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (20.00%) VUI
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Billing
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Avaya Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Release Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) IVR
1 2 (20.00%) VUI
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
3 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) HNC
2 2 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Tufin
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago