Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 18 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 13.04% 13.14% 7.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.91% 58.06% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 5
Woking median daily rate £275 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -14.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £206 £291 £307
90th Percentile £308 £463 £395
Surrey median daily rate £363 £378 £400
% change year-on-year -3.97% -5.63% +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Woking median hourly rate - - £32.50
Surrey median hourly rate - £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -19.23% -

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 Woking with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Woking
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 44 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 31.88% 22.63% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 15
Woking median daily rate £360 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £294 £143
90th Percentile £506 £463 £448
Surrey median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Woking median hourly rate - £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.15% -
Surrey median hourly rate £19.63 £30.00 £39.09
% change year-on-year -34.58% -23.25% +95.45%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Woking

QA
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

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Woking over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Woking

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (83.33%) XML
1 15 (83.33%) XSLT
1 15 (83.33%) Python
1 15 (83.33%) Regression Testing
1 15 (83.33%) Publishing
1 15 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Internet
3 13 (72.22%) JUnit
3 13 (72.22%) XQuery
3 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (72.22%) MarkLogic
3 13 (72.22%) Content Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Content Development
4 5 (27.78%) Legal
5 2 (11.11%) Runbook
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) MuleSoft
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) JUnit
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (83.33%) Publishing
2 5 (27.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) QA Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) UAT Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 3 (16.67%) XML Developer
3 3 (16.67%) XML XSLT Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) XML
1 15 (83.33%) XSLT
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Regression Testing
1 15 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Content Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Content Development
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) Runbook
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) XQuery
3 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) MuleSoft
1 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) Apple