The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 117 - 116
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.33% - 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% - 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£285 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
QA Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1924 1714 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.01% 94.02% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 987 947
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 148 188
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Hampshire region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the Hampshire region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) MOS
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) C

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) H.323
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco