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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 13 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.39% 7.73% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.17% 72.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Median daily rate £430 £188 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
24 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.96% 10.63% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 15
Median daily rate £430 £188 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.33% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £345 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -13 6 £428 +128.00% 2
Poole 0 2 £530 +92.72% 2
Weymouth - 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) Spring
4 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Gradle
4 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (20.00%) IntelliJ
5 4 (20.00%) B2C
5 4 (20.00%) JAXB
5 4 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) XSD
5 4 (20.00%) Banking
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis

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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) Gradle
2 4 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Programme Manager
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java E-Commerce Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) CRM Manager
5 2 (10.00%) CRM Programme Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Product Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Product Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (25.00%) SOAP
1 5 (25.00%) Spring
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) JAXB
2 4 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Drools
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Batch
3 1 (5.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Psychology
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) B2C
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Def Stans
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
1 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) BMC
3 1 (5.00%) Planview
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) VMware