The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staines 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 27 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 / Staines
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing QA 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staines 5.10% 3.77% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 16.67% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £585 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% -  
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 Staines with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Staines
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 36 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staines 15.31% 22.64% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Median daily rate £585 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £290 £457
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% -  
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 Staines

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staines 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 Staines

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staines

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Staines

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Staines

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staines

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Staines over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Staines

For the 6 months to 27 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 Staines region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (50.00%) CRM
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Electronics
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
1 5 (50.00%) Pega
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Campaign Management
1 5 (50.00%) Customer Insight
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (50.00%) Personalization
2 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (10.00%) GPRS
3 1 (10.00%) GSM
3 1 (10.00%) UMTS
3 1 (10.00%) WAP
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) LTE
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (10.00%) Java

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Staines 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 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) GPRS
1 1 (10.00%) GSM
1 1 (10.00%) LTE
1 1 (10.00%) UMTS
1 1 (10.00%) VoLTE
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (50.00%) Electronics
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Business Architect
2 4 (40.00%) CRM Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Pega Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Campaign Management
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) CRM
1 5 (50.00%) Customer Insight
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Personalization
2 4 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Pega