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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.22% 3.90% 2.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 42.11% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £549 £188 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+192.66% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £188 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £388 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
39 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.44% 9.27% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 8
Median daily rate £463 £460 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +46.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £773 £526 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 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 -14 2 - -
Poole 0 1 £535 +94.54%
Weymouth - 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Programme Management
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) User Experience
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Release 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Law
4 1 (7.14%) Military
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Programme Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Drools
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Symfony
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Psychology
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Programme Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
1 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Sun
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) Planview
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