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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 0.93% 7.69% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 87.50% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£423 £500 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +67.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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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
9 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 8.33% 8.79% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Average daily rate £483 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £395 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £500 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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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 October 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 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) SunGard
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro

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Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SunGard
1 1 (20.00%) HP