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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 36 38
Contract jobs citing QA 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke - 0.42% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 8.33% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £525 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
QA
Hampshire

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
20 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 8.37% 5.06% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate £350 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £186 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £550 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £82.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

QA
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 10 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Endeca
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Coremetrics
1 1 (50.00%) Endeca
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) TIBCO