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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 89 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 28 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.42% 2.94% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.05% 32.46% 39.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 28
Median daily rate £367 £394 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.79% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £271 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
147 191 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 7.48% 9.07% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 136 107
Median daily rate £400 £398 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +13.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £38.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -9 7 £288 -1.70% 4
Hook +5 4 - -
Southampton -2 3 £413 -2.94% 4
Winchester -5 3 £413 +1.53%
Fareham -6 2 £550 +131.57% 4
Basingstoke -8 1 £425 +18.88% 3
Andover -14 1 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.61%) SQL
3 17 (23.61%) SDLC
4 16 (22.22%) CCNP
4 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (20.83%) Linux
6 14 (19.44%) XML
6 14 (19.44%) Degree
7 13 (18.06%) SOAP
8 12 (16.67%) Oracle
8 12 (16.67%) Scrum
8 12 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 10 (13.89%) FTP
10 9 (12.50%) SNMP
10 9 (12.50%) CCNA
10 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.50%) Cisco
10 9 (12.50%) Unix
10 9 (12.50%) Middleware
10 9 (12.50%) StarTeam
10 9 (12.50%) Requirements Management
10 9 (12.50%) Network Design
10 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (11.11%) REST
11 8 (11.11%) jQuery
11 8 (11.11%) JSON

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 7 (9.72%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) Drupal
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP ERP
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) PaaS
2 3 (4.17%) IaaS
2 3 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) FTP
2 9 (12.50%) SNMP
3 5 (6.94%) HTTP
4 3 (4.17%) VLAN
5 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.39%) AMQP
6 1 (1.39%) DHCP
6 1 (1.39%) DNS
6 1 (1.39%) LDAP
6 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.39%) SSH
6 1 (1.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.39%) VoLTE
6 1 (1.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) MongoDB
1 7 (9.72%) MySQL
1 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (12.50%) StarTeam
2 7 (9.72%) PHPUnit
2 7 (9.72%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.17%) JIRA
5 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.17%) Selenium
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.78%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.39%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.39%) Gradle
7 1 (1.39%) JUnit
7 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.39%) MSTest
7 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Marketing
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Front Office
5 2 (2.78%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Developer
2 9 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) PHP Developer
4 7 (9.72%) QA Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.33%) Designer
5 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Test Leader
8 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) XML
2 13 (18.06%) SOAP
3 9 (12.50%) Middleware
4 8 (11.11%) jQuery
4 8 (11.11%) JSON
4 8 (11.11%) REST
5 7 (9.72%) CakePHP
5 7 (9.72%) LAMP
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (8.33%) Web Services
7 5 (6.94%) .NET
7 5 (6.94%) JMS
7 5 (6.94%) WSDL
7 5 (6.94%) XSD
7 5 (6.94%) XSL
8 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.39%) CSS
8 1 (1.39%) HTML
8 1 (1.39%) J2EE
8 1 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) PMI
4 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
3 7 (9.72%) CentOS
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) SDLC
3 12 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 12 (16.67%) Scrum
4 9 (12.50%) Network Design
4 9 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 9 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 8 (11.11%) ITIL
5 8 (11.11%) Project Management
6 7 (9.72%) OO PHP
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 6 (8.33%) SOA
7 6 (8.33%) TDD
7 6 (8.33%) Test Management
7 6 (8.33%) UML
8 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.94%) BDD
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 8 (11.11%) C
3 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.72%) PHP
4 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.94%) Python
5 4 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (5.56%) Ruby
5 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.56%) VB
6 3 (4.17%) C#
6 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Erlang
7 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (22.22%) CCNP
3 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (19.44%) Degree
5 9 (12.50%) CCNA
6 7 (9.72%) ISEB
7 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
8 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.78%) PMP
9 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 9 (12.50%) Cisco
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) Adobe
4 5 (6.94%) HP
5 4 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) Capita
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) Telerik
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