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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 2 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.91% 3.52% 2.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 38.10% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -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
14 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.36% 9.25% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 10
Average daily rate £325 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £290 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £290 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £25.75 £26.31 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.13% +13.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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 21 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (50.00%) EDIFACT
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) TRADACOMS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (50.00%) EDI
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (50.00%) EDI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) EDIFACT
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
1 1 (50.00%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle