The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 48 69 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.48% 3.16% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.92% 30.53% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 33
Median daily rate £300 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £38.75 £52.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
QA
South East

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 Hampshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
166 226 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 8.58% 10.35% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 136 121
Median daily rate £425 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £55.41 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Portsmouth -7 13 £288 - 5
Southampton +9 7 £363 +1.39% 2
Winchester 0 7 £300 -20.00%
Fareham -14 7 £375 +36.98% 5
Basingstoke +5 3 £350 -4.10% 4
Farnborough - 3 - -
Hook - 2 - -
Andover -11 1 £375 +25.00%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (40.79%) SQL
2 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Linux
4 22 (28.95%) jQuery
5 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
5 21 (27.63%) PHP
5 21 (27.63%) OO PHP
6 20 (26.32%) Unix
7 19 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 19 (25.00%) Subversion
8 18 (23.68%) JSON
8 18 (23.68%) Apache
8 18 (23.68%) Finance
8 18 (23.68%) SDLC
9 16 (21.05%) Scrum
9 16 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (21.05%) CCNP
9 16 (21.05%) CakePHP
9 16 (21.05%) PHPUnit
10 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
10 15 (19.74%) NoSQL
11 14 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (18.42%) XML
12 13 (17.11%) SOAP
13 12 (15.79%) MySQL
13 12 (15.79%) LAMP
13 12 (15.79%) CentOS
13 12 (15.79%) REST
13 12 (15.79%) Degree
14 11 (14.47%) Git (software)

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 18 (23.68%) Apache
2 6 (7.89%) Drupal
3 3 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.63%) GemFire
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.32%) SAP FS
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) GitHub
1 3 (3.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) FTP
1 4 (5.26%) SNMP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.32%) AMQP
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.32%) VLAN
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) MongoDB
1 15 (19.74%) NoSQL
2 12 (15.79%) MySQL
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.63%) Big Data
5 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.63%) HBase
5 2 (2.63%) OLTP
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Subversion
2 16 (21.05%) PHPUnit
3 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (5.26%) StarTeam
5 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.95%) Gradle
5 3 (3.95%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.95%) JUnit
5 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) PVCS
6 2 (2.63%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) PHP Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.89%) Lead Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Lead Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) jQuery
2 18 (23.68%) JSON
3 16 (21.05%) CakePHP
4 14 (18.42%) XML
5 13 (17.11%) SOAP
6 12 (15.79%) LAMP
6 12 (15.79%) REST
7 7 (9.21%) Middleware
8 6 (7.89%) CSS
8 6 (7.89%) HTML
9 4 (5.26%) .NET
10 3 (3.95%) J2EE
10 3 (3.95%) Spring
10 3 (3.95%) Spring Boot
10 3 (3.95%) Spring Integration
10 3 (3.95%) Web Services
11 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.63%) Kafka
11 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (2.63%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.63%) Smart Energy
4 2 (2.63%) VHDL
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Linux
2 20 (26.32%) Unix
3 14 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (15.79%) CentOS
5 2 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) OO PHP
3 19 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (23.68%) SDLC
5 16 (21.05%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) Project Management
7 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.21%) ITIL
9 6 (7.89%) BDD
9 6 (7.89%) OO
9 6 (7.89%) Web Development
10 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.58%) Secure Coding
11 4 (5.26%) Network Design
11 4 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.26%) System Testing
11 4 (5.26%) TDD
12 3 (3.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) SQL
2 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
2 21 (27.63%) PHP
3 6 (7.89%) Java
4 5 (6.58%) Perl
4 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.95%) C
5 3 (3.95%) C#
5 3 (3.95%) VB
6 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Erlang
7 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) CCNP
1 16 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.79%) Degree
3 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
4 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.89%) ISEB
6 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
7 4 (5.26%) CCNA
8 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.63%) IRCA
10 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.32%) PMP
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.63%) DO-254
3 1 (1.32%) EFQM
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.63%) Firmware
1 2 (2.63%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco
4 3 (3.95%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) Actel
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.32%) BMC
6 1 (1.32%) Capita
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy
6 1 (1.32%) Telerik
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