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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 1 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.12% 5.03% 6.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 57.14% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £490 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +86.25%
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
8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 8.99% 8.81% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £419 £394 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +17.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £265 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £518 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) DMAIC
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson