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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 18 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 3 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.52% 10.64% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 90.91% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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
6 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.04% 11.70% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (87.50%) WebDriver
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (50.00%) hybris
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) System Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Magento
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 4 (50.00%) Document Management
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) J2EE
4 4 (50.00%) DB2
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) Unix

QA
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 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
1 4 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Appium
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) JBehave
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer in Test
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Coaching
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Document Management
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) System Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) ATDD
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) hybris
1 4 (50.00%) IBM