The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Guildford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 5.00% 4.83% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 76.92% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate £365 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £363 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +103.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 9.09% 6.28% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate £328 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £231 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
QA
Surrey

QA
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

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 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Quality Management
3 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 7 (31.82%) Use Case
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (22.73%) PMP
5 5 (22.73%) PMI Certification
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (13.64%) MS Office
7 3 (13.64%) ISEB
7 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 3 (13.64%) User Stories
7 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (13.64%) Marketing
7 3 (13.64%) Lean Six Sigma

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Quality Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Business Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Business Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Auditor
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) CentOS
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Quality Management
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
2 7 (31.82%) Use Case
3 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
6 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.09%) SIEM
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (22.73%) PMP
1 5 (22.73%) PMI Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) P3O
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 2 (9.09%) Planview
2 2 (9.09%) ArcSight