The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Dorset / Bournemouth
Rank 7 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 10.81% 8.25% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 42.11% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £313 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.33% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +16.17%

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
5 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 13.51% 19.59% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Median daily rate £394 £312 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.10% -30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £232 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £442 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bournemouth region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bournemouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Toad
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Guidewire

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle