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 27 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 4 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.92% 1.85% 7.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 40.00% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 11
Average daily rate
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- £425 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.00% +25.00%
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
17 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 8.17% 4.63% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 18
Average daily rate £515 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.46% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £98 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £715 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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 +5 4 - - 2
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) VBA
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) VB
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (19.05%) OAuth
5 4 (19.05%) Sitecore
5 4 (19.05%) JSON
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
5 4 (19.05%) IIS
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (14.29%) Test Management
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (9.52%) Lync

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Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Excel Developer
5 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) MI Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 4 (19.05%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
1 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
1 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
2 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) People Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) VBA
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
1 4 (19.05%) Sitecore
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica