The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Woking 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 23 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 / Woking
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 12.50% 5.56% 12.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 42.86% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Median daily rate £445 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.33% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Woking with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Woking
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 7 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking 18.75% 12.96% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 6
Median daily rate £403 £343 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.51% +26.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Woking 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 Woking

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Woking

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Woking over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 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 Woking region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (47.06%) Life Science
1 8 (47.06%) Validation
2 7 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (35.29%) IRCA
3 6 (35.29%) Remedy
3 6 (35.29%) AIX
3 6 (35.29%) GxP
4 5 (29.41%) Publishing
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) XSLT
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
7 2 (11.76%) XQuery
7 2 (11.76%) Unix
7 2 (11.76%) JUnit
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (11.76%) QMS
7 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) MVVM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Woking 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MarkLogic
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JUnit
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (29.41%) Publishing
3 3 (17.65%) Legal
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) IT Security Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Quality Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.88%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) AIX
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Content Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) MVVM
4 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
4 2 (11.76%) QMS
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) XQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) GxP
2 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft