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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.95% 8.75% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 87.50% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£423 £500 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +67.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
9 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 8.57% 10.00% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
Average daily rate £483 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £500 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £500 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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

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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

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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 19 September 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (14.29%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) VCP5
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sun
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore