The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Uxbridge 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 3.57% 0.91% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.73% 7.14% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate £233 £575 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.56% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £575 £497
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £575 £667
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 15.71% 12.73% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 16
Average daily rate £300 £575 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £430 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £700 £871
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £21.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
London

QA
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

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (40.00%) jMock
4 2 (40.00%) Zend
4 2 (40.00%) OO PHP
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) jMock
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Zend Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (40.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Zend