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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 12 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 10.17% 3.77% 7.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 92.31% 33.33% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £313 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -25.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £263 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+86.51% +22.22%
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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
13 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 11.02% 11.32% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
Average daily rate £188 £483 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.13% +21.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £564 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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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 3 August 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 3 August 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 12 (70.59%) Banking
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Web Development
4 7 (41.18%) WCF
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
4 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (41.18%) vSphere
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) MS Access
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) VBScript
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (29.41%) Data Security
6 5 (29.41%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (23.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) MS Access
3 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 12 (70.59%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Systems Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Architect
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
1 7 (41.18%) WCF
2 4 (23.53%) OAuth
2 4 (23.53%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
1 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Data Security
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
2 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Patch Management
2 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Fund Accounting
3 4 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) API Integration
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 5 (29.41%) VBScript
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (17.65%) XenApp
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Symantec
3 4 (23.53%) TIBCO
3 4 (23.53%) Sitecore
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft