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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.29% 3.68% 5.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 66.67% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.05% 5.52% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate £260 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
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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

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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

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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 24 July 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Use Case
3 7 (43.75%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (43.75%) Marketing
3 7 (43.75%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
4 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) XML
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Business Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Architect
3 7 (43.75%) Business Systems Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Consultant
3 7 (43.75%) Business Consultant
3 7 (43.75%) Systems Architect
3 7 (43.75%) Business Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Auditor
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
1 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Use Case
3 7 (43.75%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (43.75%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) P3O
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Planview