The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Hounslow 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 7.14% 12.86% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 81.82% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £425 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £395 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 7.14% 15.71% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
Average daily rate £425 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £358 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
London

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) MCollective
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Cobbler
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) IPTV
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Build Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
1 1 (20.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Cobbler
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos
1 1 (20.00%) Siebel
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) VMware