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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.83% 2.62% 7.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 27.78% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £375 £550 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +35.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
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
20 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.35% 9.42% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Average daily rate £375 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £502 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) SaaS
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Trello
4 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) Trello
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Lead
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (20.00%) Rally
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