The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.42% 2.36% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 33.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £266 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.30% 7.09% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
Average daily rate £350 £440 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £267 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £535 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £17.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

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Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Basingstoke region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) EDI
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) EDIFACT
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (33.33%) EDI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) EDIFACT
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Life Science
1 1 (33.33%) TRADACOMS
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Hitachi