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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.00% - 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.33% - 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.19% -8.70%
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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 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 7.46% 8.87% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 5
Average daily rate £400 £399 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +2.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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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 2 June 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 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) OSSTMM
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iSeries
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) OSSTMM
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Endeca
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Coremetrics
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM