The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hemel Hempstead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 4.21% - 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% - 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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 Hemel Hempstead region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 14.74% 4.00% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Hemel Hempstead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Hemel Hempstead region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Hemel Hempstead region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) CMS
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Joomla!
2 3 (75.00%) Drupal
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) WordPress
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Symfony
4 1 (25.00%) Zend
4 1 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Joomla!
1 3 (75.00%) Drupal
1 3 (75.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Symfony
3 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (25.00%) Zend