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 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 3 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 9.68% 7.14% 8.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 9.68% 7.14% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate £425 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (60.00%) CMMI
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) DataStage
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) DataStage
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (60.00%) CMMI
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos
1 1 (20.00%) Siebel
1 1 (20.00%) IBM