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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Dorset
Rank 17 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.95% 3.88% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 25.81% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £363 £313 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -20.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +14.70%

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
10 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.90% 15.05% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 14
Median daily rate £425 £312 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.21% -17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £239 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £430 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.88% +87.77%

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
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 February 2017. 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 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 +4 4 £363 +16.00% 1
Poole - 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Microservices
3 3 (50.00%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) iPad
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Toad
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) API Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Microservices
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle