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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 18 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing QA 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 3.82% 2.72% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 15.38% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £531 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £250 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £686 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 21 26 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 16.03% 17.69% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 6
Median daily rate £525 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -35.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £185 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £450 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Guildford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Guildford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Guildford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Law
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) C

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Top Related 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) RIP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (16.67%) VMware