Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 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 20 January 2018 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)
Hillingdon > Uxbridge
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 6.92% 1.05% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 7.69% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Uxbridge median daily rate £279 - £275
10th Percentile £262 - £215
90th Percentile £290 - £335
Hillingdon median daily rate £288 - £405
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Uxbridge median hourly rate - - -
Hillingdon median hourly rate - - -

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 Uxbridge with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Uxbridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 20 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 15.38% 13.68% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
Uxbridge median daily rate £288 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.32% +10.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £232 £302 £230
90th Percentile £505 £491 £475
Hillingdon median daily rate £475 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +19.50% -0.63% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Uxbridge median hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £34.00 - £42.50
90th Percentile £39.50 - £47.50
Hillingdon median hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00

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Job Vacancy Trend in Uxbridge

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Uxbridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Uxbridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
1 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
1 5 (55.56%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) EPoS
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) DNA
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Uxbridge 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Release Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Audio Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) EPoS Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) EPoS
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Smoke Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) DNA
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft