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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 4 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 12 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 20.00% 12.37% 2.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +46.00%
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 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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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
12 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 20.00% 12.37% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Average daily rate £270 £365 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +71.76%
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 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (80.00%) XML
1 12 (80.00%) XSLT
1 12 (80.00%) Python
1 12 (80.00%) JUnit
1 12 (80.00%) XQuery
1 12 (80.00%) Publishing
1 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (80.00%) MarkLogic
2 11 (73.33%) Internet
3 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (66.67%) Content Analysis
4 8 (53.33%) Legal
4 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) R
6 2 (13.33%) PowerPivot
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (13.33%) Data Mart
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) MarkLogic
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) Data Mart
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) JUnit
2 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (80.00%) Publishing
2 8 (53.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) XML
1 12 (80.00%) XSLT
2 2 (13.33%) MDX
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Content Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Python
1 12 (80.00%) XQuery
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) R
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) SAP