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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 93 73
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 63 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.50% 1.82% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.69% 21.62% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 30
Median daily rate £400 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £397 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £46.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
187 185 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 10.38% 8.43% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 96 118
Median daily rate £395 £450 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 10
Median hourly rate £33.75 £45.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.82% +7.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £20.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Winchester +20 12 £300 -29.41%
Southampton +16 12 £275 -28.10% 3
Hook +5 4 £425 +19.71%
Portsmouth -13 3 £425 +54.54% 4
Havant -3 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £413 - 3
Andover +3 1 £375 +25.00%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) SQL
3 22 (19.64%) Linux
3 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
4 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.75%) Degree
5 19 (16.96%) jQuery
6 18 (16.07%) PHP
6 18 (16.07%) Unix
6 18 (16.07%) OO PHP
7 17 (15.18%) CCNP
7 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 16 (14.29%) JSON
8 16 (14.29%) Subversion
8 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
9 15 (13.39%) NoSQL
9 15 (13.39%) Apache
10 14 (12.50%) CSS
10 14 (12.50%) HTML
10 14 (12.50%) Finance
11 13 (11.61%) Scrum
11 13 (11.61%) CakePHP
11 13 (11.61%) Service Delivery
11 13 (11.61%) PHPUnit
11 13 (11.61%) SDLC
12 12 (10.71%) MySQL
12 12 (10.71%) XML
13 11 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 15 (13.39%) Apache
2 8 (7.14%) CMS
3 7 (6.25%) Joomla!
3 7 (6.25%) WordPress
4 5 (4.46%) Drupal
5 4 (3.57%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.68%) GemFire
6 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.89%) CICS
8 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server 2007
8 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.89%) JBoss
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Fireworks
1 8 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.89%) SAP FS
1 1 (0.89%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) GitHub
1 3 (2.68%) PaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) Intranet
2 5 (4.46%) FTP
2 5 (4.46%) SNMP
3 4 (3.57%) SSL
4 3 (2.68%) DNS
4 3 (2.68%) LDAP
4 3 (2.68%) SMTP
5 2 (1.79%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.89%) AMQP
6 1 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.89%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
1 15 (13.39%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.71%) MySQL
3 7 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.25%) HBase
4 6 (5.36%) Big Data
5 5 (4.46%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) OLTP
9 1 (0.89%) DB2
9 1 (0.89%) GIS
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Subversion
2 13 (11.61%) PHPUnit
3 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.93%) Selenium
4 8 (7.14%) Axure RP
5 6 (5.36%) JIRA
6 5 (4.46%) MSI
7 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.57%) Gradle
7 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.57%) JUnit
7 4 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (3.57%) StarTeam
8 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.68%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.79%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.79%) PVCS
10 1 (0.89%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 14 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Legal
2 8 (7.14%) Local Government
2 8 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (2.68%) Military
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
5 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (21.43%) Developer
2 20 (17.86%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) PHP Developer
4 10 (8.93%) Designer
5 8 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.14%) Web Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Web Content Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Tester
7 6 (5.36%) Lead Developer
7 6 (5.36%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Support Assistant
7 6 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Technical Assistant
7 6 (5.36%) Technical Designer
7 6 (5.36%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Web Designer
7 6 (5.36%) Website Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) jQuery
2 16 (14.29%) JSON
3 14 (12.50%) CSS
3 14 (12.50%) HTML
4 13 (11.61%) CakePHP
5 12 (10.71%) XML
6 10 (8.93%) REST
7 9 (8.04%) LAMP
7 9 (8.04%) SOAP
8 3 (2.68%) .NET
8 3 (2.68%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.68%) Kafka
8 3 (2.68%) Middleware
8 3 (2.68%) OAuth
8 3 (2.68%) SAML
8 3 (2.68%) Spring
8 3 (2.68%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.79%) Node.js
9 2 (1.79%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (1.79%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Copywriting
1 8 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 8 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 8 (7.14%) Statistics
1 8 (7.14%) User Experience
2 6 (5.36%) Smart Meter
3 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
5 2 (1.79%) Smart Energy
5 2 (1.79%) VHDL
6 1 (0.89%) Blog
6 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.64%) Linux
2 18 (16.07%) Unix
3 11 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.04%) CentOS
5 7 (6.25%) Windows
6 2 (1.79%) Android
6 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.07%) OO PHP
3 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 13 (11.61%) Scrum
4 13 (11.61%) SDLC
4 13 (11.61%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.82%) Prototyping
6 10 (8.93%) BDD
6 10 (8.93%) Coaching
7 9 (8.04%) Mentoring
7 9 (8.04%) Service Design
7 9 (8.04%) TDD
7 9 (8.04%) Wireframes
8 8 (7.14%) Content Management
8 8 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 8 (7.14%) Network Design
8 8 (7.14%) Project Management
8 8 (7.14%) User Stories
9 7 (6.25%) Document Management
9 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.11%) SQL
2 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.07%) PHP
4 10 (8.93%) Java
5 5 (4.46%) C#
5 5 (4.46%) Perl
6 4 (3.57%) Scala
7 3 (2.68%) C
7 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.79%) R
9 1 (0.89%) COBOL
9 1 (0.89%) F#
9 1 (0.89%) Go
9 1 (0.89%) JCL
9 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.75%) Degree
3 17 (15.18%) CCNP
3 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) CCNA
6 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.46%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.57%) ISEB
9 3 (2.68%) IRCA
9 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.89%) PMP
10 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.79%) DO-254
4 1 (0.89%) EFQM
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) HDFS
2 2 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (4.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.14%) Cisco
2 8 (7.14%) Rackspace
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle
4 4 (3.57%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.79%) Actel
5 2 (1.79%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
5 2 (1.79%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.89%) BMC
6 1 (0.89%) Ektron
6 1 (0.89%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) KANA
6 1 (0.89%) Remedy
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.89%) Talend
6 1 (0.89%) VMware