Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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)
London > Uxbridge
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 3.42% 3.55% 7.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 27.78% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Uxbridge median daily rate £275 £368 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.17% +4.55% +56.22%
10th Percentile £259 £340 £200
90th Percentile £291 £407 £375
London median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Uxbridge median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -57.89%

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 Uxbridge with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Uxbridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 18 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 13.68% 12.77% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 24
Uxbridge median daily rate £331 £375 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +6.69% +17.17%
10th Percentile £183 £303 £200
90th Percentile £538 £413 £444
London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Uxbridge median hourly rate - - £22.50
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -

QA
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

QA
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

QA
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 July 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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA

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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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Release Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft