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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 6.49% 3.33% 9.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£355 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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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
7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 9.09% 4.44% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £355 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -3.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Woking region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (84.62%) XML
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
2 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
2 10 (76.92%) WCF
2 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 10 (76.92%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) REST
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) SQL
4 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
4 8 (61.54%) WPF
4 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Office 365
4 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) DevOps
8 2 (15.38%) Publishing
8 2 (15.38%) XSLT
9 1 (7.69%) Python
9 1 (7.69%) VBA
9 1 (7.69%) JUnit
9 1 (7.69%) LAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
3 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Test Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Tester
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) WCF
2 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) REST
3 8 (61.54%) WPF
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
2 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
4 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree