The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Dorset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 4 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.75% 7.57% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 63.64% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 6
Average daily rate £425 £407 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £443
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 £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.37% 11.89% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Average daily rate £325 £460 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.34% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £657 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
South West

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
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 18 April 2014.

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

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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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -10 2 £525 +45.83%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Wholesale Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Web Architect
1 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
1 1 (11.11%) Architect
1 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) VMware
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Sun
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore