The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.09% 3.91% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 31.82% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £431 £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £251 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £493 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.45 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -31.06%
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
20 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.87% 12.29% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 12
Median daily rate £400 £488 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +42.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £238 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £57.50 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.56% -1.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -6 2 £431 -6.75%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Gradle
3 4 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) B2C
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (25.00%) JAXB
4 3 (25.00%) XSD
4 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) iPad
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Gradle
2 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java E-Commerce Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) CRM Manager
4 2 (16.67%) CRM Programme Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Spring
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) JAXB
2 3 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) B2C
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Guidewire
2 1 (8.33%) HP