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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 3.54% 2.22% 5.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 50.00% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£399 - £371
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 10.62% 4.44% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 17
Average daily rate £483 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.09% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £525 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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

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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 29 August 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%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
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

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
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%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Web Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
1 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%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
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%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sun
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore