The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 7.37% 3.26% 6.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 50.00% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£188 £388 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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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 Bournemouth region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.74% 6.52% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 13
Average daily rate £324 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £131 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £858 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +18.30%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bournemouth region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 5 (35.71%) MS Access
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 4 (28.57%) OAuth
2 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
2 4 (28.57%) Fund Accounting
2 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MS Access
2 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Business Systems Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) JSON
1 4 (28.57%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Fund Accounting
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) TIBCO
1 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft