The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.19% - 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£413 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.85% 1.05% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate £375 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 - £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

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Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) BPR
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (25.00%) ACCA
2 2 (25.00%) CIMA
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) AAT
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) CMDB
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Campaign Management
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) BPR
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Campaign Management
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ACCA
1 2 (25.00%) CIMA
1 2 (25.00%) AAT
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft