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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - 123 106
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.052% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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
1806 1917 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.95% 91.85% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1054 887
Average daily rate £385 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 124 97
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.72 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) iSeries
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Coremetrics
1 1 (50.00%) Endeca
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy