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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs citing QA 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 8.11% 8.16% 15.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 33.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £265 £363 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.89% +38.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £425 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

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 16 12 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking 21.62% 24.49% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 11
Median daily rate £380 £313 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.60% +15.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (52.00%) XML
1 13 (52.00%) XSLT
1 13 (52.00%) Python
1 13 (52.00%) Internet
2 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Publishing
2 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (36.00%) XQuery
3 9 (36.00%) JUnit
3 9 (36.00%) MarkLogic
4 8 (32.00%) Content Analysis
4 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (20.00%) QMS
5 5 (20.00%) Validation
5 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.00%) Workflow
5 5 (20.00%) Legal
5 5 (20.00%) Content Management
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 4 (16.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (16.00%) Life Science
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.00%) C#
8 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.00%) Unix
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft

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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 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MarkLogic
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) JUnit
2 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (48.00%) Publishing
2 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 4 (16.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (8.00%) Finance
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Quality Manager
2 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) XML
1 13 (52.00%) XSLT
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Life Science
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Content Analysis
3 5 (20.00%) Content Management
3 5 (20.00%) QMS
3 5 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (20.00%) Validation
3 5 (20.00%) Workflow
4 4 (16.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Kanban
6 2 (8.00%) Product Management
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) XQuery
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Avaya
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Nokia
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
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