The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.65% 2.38% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.42% 22.73% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £430 £188 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.33% -55.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
QA
South West

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 Dorset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.39% 10.48% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 7
Average daily rate £440 £510 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +56.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £122 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £535 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Dorset region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Dorset region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

QA
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -2 7 £430 +129.33% 3
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Product Manager
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
1 1 (10.00%) Psychology
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Sun
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Planview
Bournemouth
G2 Recruitment
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Posted: 17 days ago