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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.95% 5.94% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 60.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £313 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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
13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 15.48% 9.90% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate £313 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £180 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £580 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Data Security
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) VBScript
4 4 (26.67%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Law
5 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 3 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) WCF
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Data Security
2 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (33.33%) vSphere
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Symantec
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Sun