The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 4 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidstone 16.67% - 37.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% - 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 12
Average daily rate
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£360 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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 Maidstone region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Maidstone
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidstone 27.78% - 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 16
Average daily rate £125 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

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Daily Rate Trend in Maidstone

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Maidstone

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidstone 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%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Maidstone 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 days ago