The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 16 17
Contract jobs citing QA 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford - 1.12% 5.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 12.50% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 7.84% 8.99% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Median daily rate £375 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £400 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Guildford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Guildford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Guildford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Guildford region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Pega
1 2 (40.00%) Law
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) PMO
2 1 (20.00%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) RIP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Pega Architect
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Pega
2 1 (20.00%) VMware