The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leatherhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 2.20% 4.17% 14.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 66.67% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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 Leatherhead region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leatherhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leatherhead 3.30% 6.25% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leatherhead

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Leatherhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Leatherhead region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Leatherhead

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) WebKit
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) PhantomJS
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) CasperJS
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) STL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Leatherhead by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leatherhead 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) PhantomJS
1 1 (33.33%) CasperJS
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WebKit
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef