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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 4.73% 10.23% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.33% 100.00% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £428 £188 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £181 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £344 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
QA
Dorset

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
12 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 8.11% 10.23% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £430 £188 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £181 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £344 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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

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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 1 July 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Gradle
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (20.00%) IntelliJ
5 3 (20.00%) B2C
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) XSD
5 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) JAXB
6 2 (13.33%) Sun
6 2 (13.33%) Firmware

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Gradle
2 3 (20.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java E-Commerce Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Product Manager
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Product Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) JAXB
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) PMI
1 1 (6.67%) Psychology
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
2 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) B2C
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
1 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Sun
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Planview