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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.88% 1.77% 5.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.67% 33.33% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£188 £525 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +36.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +39.11%
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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
12 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.12% 5.31% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate £485 £318 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.75% -23.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £89 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £858 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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

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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 May 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 5 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
1 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (36.36%) JSON
2 4 (36.36%) OAuth
2 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
2 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
5 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Informatica

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Test Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) JSON
1 4 (36.36%) OAuth
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
1 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
1 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
1 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle