The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bournemouth region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 1.67% 5.26% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 41.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate £525 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.89% +2.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +53.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.00% 12.63% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 9
Average daily rate £318 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £858 £685 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.44% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
QA
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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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Wholesale Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DTS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Web Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) VCP5
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO