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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.00% - 6.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £438
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 £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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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
10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.25% 6.52% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate £275 £240 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -45.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +18.30%

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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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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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Retail
2 8 (66.67%) Subversion
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Flash
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) DB2
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) RESTful
3 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 7 (58.33%) Document Management
3 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Selenium
3 7 (58.33%) Coaching
3 7 (58.33%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (33.33%) PHPUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Magento
4 4 (33.33%) PHP
4 4 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
1 7 (58.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Subversion
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) PHPUnit
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
5 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
1 7 (58.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
1 7 (58.33%) Flash
1 7 (58.33%) RESTful
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (58.33%) System Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Coaching
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Document Management
2 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Macrovision