The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 4.17% 10.34% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£470 £425 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +78.94%
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 £33.55 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+72.05% -2.50%
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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 Hounslow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 8.33% 10.34% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £370 £425 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +78.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) Zend
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Hudson
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins

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Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 (100.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Hudson
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Symfony
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Zend