Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 24 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 3.96% 1.42% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.00% 14.29% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Guildford median daily rate £375 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +15.79% +43.94%
10th Percentile £308 £325 £383
90th Percentile £400 £659 £524
Surrey median daily rate £375 £378 £400
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Guildford median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate - £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -19.23% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Guildford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 25 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 11.01% 9.91% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Guildford median daily rate £350 £525 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.67% -16.00%
10th Percentile £179 £289 £244
90th Percentile £453 £664 £478
Surrey median daily rate £420 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Guildford median hourly rate £16.81 £18.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% - -
Surrey median hourly rate £19.63 £30.00 £39.09
% change year-on-year -34.58% -23.25% +95.45%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Guildford.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Guildford

QA
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

QA
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 18 November 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 6 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) ISMS
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Apache
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) nginx
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
6 1 (11.11%) NoSQL

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Tornado
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Python Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) MongoDB Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security Management
1 4 (44.44%) ISMS
1 4 (44.44%) Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) HAProxy
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix