The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 3.33% 4.50% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 33.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -26.47%
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 £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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 Uxbridge region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 16.67% 13.51% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate £300 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £585 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Uxbridge region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 6 (75.00%) Project Management
1 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) People Management
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) GMP
3 1 (12.50%) GxP
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Project Management
1 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GMP
1 1 (12.50%) GxP
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft