The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.70% 4.20% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 40.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £475 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +65.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
QA
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
9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.86% 10.49% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £373 £123 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+204.08% -58.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £100 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £465 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +47.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
1 8 (72.73%) XML
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Retail
1 8 (72.73%) Document Management
1 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) Magento
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
1 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
1 8 (72.73%) Coaching
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (63.64%) Appium
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) hybris
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
3 5 (45.45%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
2 5 (45.45%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
1 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
2 7 (63.64%) Appium
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) PHPUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Protractor
General
1 8 (72.73%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Automation Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Leader
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Lead
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Project Office Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) RESTful
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) Behat
5 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Coaching
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) Document Management
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) hybris
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) SAP