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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 3.08% - 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
16 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 12.31% 5.48% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £483 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +10.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £477 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £495 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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 19 September 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 8 (61.54%) MVC
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) System Testing
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) Zend
3 5 (38.46%) OO PHP
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (15.38%) jMock
5 2 (15.38%) JUnit
5 2 (15.38%) J2EE
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) MS Office
6 1 (7.69%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) jMock
1 2 (15.38%) JUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) PHP Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) PHP Zend Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) System Testing
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) OO PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 5 (38.46%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Zend
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle