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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing QA 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 11.02% 1.90% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.47% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £399 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
17 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.41% 9.52% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Average daily rate £359 £483 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% -8.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 13 (68.42%) Banking
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) C#
5 7 (36.84%) MS Access
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
5 7 (36.84%) Web Services
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) Web Development
5 7 (36.84%) WCF
5 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
5 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (36.84%) vSphere
6 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
6 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (31.58%) Validation
6 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (26.32%) Symantec
7 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Perl

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
1 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (68.42%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Junior
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
5 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
1 7 (36.84%) WCF
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) Ajax
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Web Development
1 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
1 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
3 5 (26.32%) Data Security
4 4 (21.05%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) API Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 5 (26.32%) VBScript
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
3 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.79%) XenApp
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Symantec
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.26%) Sitecore