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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 5.15% 6.12% 2.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.00% 90.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£505 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.03% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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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
10 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 7.35% 6.80% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £490 £295 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.10% -26.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 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 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (46.15%) Analytics
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
4 4 (30.77%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (23.08%) Inmon Methodology
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
6 2 (15.38%) JUnit
6 2 (15.38%) HNC
6 2 (15.38%) HND
6 2 (15.38%) JProfiler
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Sahi
6 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (7.69%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Sahi
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
1 2 (15.38%) JProfiler
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Release Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Analytics
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
3 4 (30.77%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (23.08%) Inmon Methodology
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) HNC
1 2 (15.38%) HND
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Blackboard
2 1 (7.69%) Tufin
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper