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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 6.10% 6.50% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 32.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£353 £225 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.88% -60.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
14 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 17.07% 20.33% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 10
Average daily rate £425 £260 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -36.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £520 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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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 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (73.33%) Project Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
1 11 (73.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Analysis
2 10 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (53.33%) MS Project
3 8 (53.33%) Retail
4 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Business Development
5 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Time Management
5 4 (26.67%) Demand Management
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) People Management
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (6.67%) PACS
8 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.67%) Validation
8 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical

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Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
1 8 (53.33%) MS Project
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) PACS
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Project Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
1 11 (73.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Analysis
2 10 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Business Development
4 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
4 4 (26.67%) Time Management
4 4 (26.67%) Demand Management
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) People Management
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
1 1 (6.67%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft