The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Woking region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 3.49% 1.30% 16.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 6.98% 1.30% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
QA
Surrey

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 July 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Scrum
2 15 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 15 (83.33%) C#
2 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 15 (83.33%) WCF
2 15 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (77.78%) BDD
3 14 (77.78%) REST
3 14 (77.78%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) SOAP
3 14 (77.78%) Web Services
3 14 (77.78%) XML
4 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
4 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
4 13 (72.22%) WPF
5 12 (66.67%) SQL
6 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Office 365
8 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
9 4 (22.22%) DevOps
10 3 (16.67%) Publishing
10 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 3 (16.67%) Degree
10 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 2 (11.11%) MVC
11 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Test Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
8 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
8 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) WCF
2 14 (77.78%) REST
2 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) SOAP
2 14 (77.78%) Web Services
2 14 (77.78%) XML
3 13 (72.22%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
2 15 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 14 (77.78%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Mercator