The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Basingstoke region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 1 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.46% 4.98% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 52.17% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £375 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.42% 9.54% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £26.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Hampshire

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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

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud

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Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Continuity Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware