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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.00% 0.56% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 7.69% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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£463 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
13 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.50% 7.22% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Average daily rate £463 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £383 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -53.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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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 27 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) OSSTMM
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) OSSTMM
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
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
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Hitachi