The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 5 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 8 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 13.11% 17.24% 6.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 88.24% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
Average daily rate
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£249 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £349 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £368 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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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 Woking region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 13.11% 19.54% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £249 £364 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £392 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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 13 (86.67%) XML
1 13 (86.67%) XSLT
1 13 (86.67%) Python
1 13 (86.67%) JUnit
1 13 (86.67%) XQuery
1 13 (86.67%) Publishing
1 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (86.67%) MarkLogic
2 12 (80.00%) Internet
3 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (53.33%) Content Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Legal
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Semantic Web
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) .NET
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (6.67%) ETL
7 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Advertising
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (6.67%) R
7 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Woking 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) MarkLogic
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Data Mart
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) JUnit
2 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (86.67%) Publishing
2 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Content Editor
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) XML
1 13 (86.67%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) MDX
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Content Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) People Management
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Python
1 13 (86.67%) XQuery
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft