The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 111 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.29% 0.059% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.063% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£285 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
1914 1595 1919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.02% 93.77% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 932 1018
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 136 189
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Southampton - 1 £245 - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
3 16 (80.00%) HP
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) VBA
5 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Project Management
5 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) MOS
6 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (40.00%) MS Office
6 8 (40.00%) Quality Management
7 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (30.00%) Document Management
8 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (30.00%) .NET
8 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (30.00%) JSP
9 5 (25.00%) C#
10 4 (20.00%) VB
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) HTML
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (30.00%) JSP
2 3 (15.00%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 8 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Document Management
5 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.00%) SOA
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) VBA
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (40.00%) MOS
4 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) HP
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
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