The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 22 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.78% 1.98% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 11.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 13.18% 16.83% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
Median daily rate £525 £319 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £241 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £473 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Guildford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Guildford region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Finance Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification