The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 69 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.14% 2.96% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.38% 33.89% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £226 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
195 180 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 8.88% 8.73% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 120 68
Average daily rate £383 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £214 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £40.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
Winchester -9 12 £375 +25.00% 2
Southampton -3 10 £358 +6.71% 6
Basingstoke +3 6 £365 - 1
Fareham - 6 £274 - 3
Portsmouth +3 4 - - 2
Aldershot 0 2 £338 - 2
Gosport -3 2 £500 +11.11%
Andover -8 2 £300 +5.26%
Havant - 1 £288 - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 38 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (23.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (22.76%) Windows
5 25 (20.33%) ITIL
6 23 (18.70%) Linux
7 22 (17.89%) Configuration Management
7 22 (17.89%) Scrum
7 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
8 21 (17.07%) Git (software)
8 21 (17.07%) Project Management
9 20 (16.26%) Java
10 19 (15.45%) SOAP
10 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
10 19 (15.45%) Jenkins
10 19 (15.45%) DevOps
11 18 (14.63%) Vagrant
11 18 (14.63%) Puppet
11 18 (14.63%) PRINCE2
11 18 (14.63%) WebLogic
11 18 (14.63%) SOA
11 18 (14.63%) Selenium
12 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.01%) Web Services
12 16 (13.01%) XML
12 16 (13.01%) REST
12 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
13 15 (12.20%) JBoss
13 15 (12.20%) WSDL
13 15 (12.20%) JMS

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Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.63%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.20%) JBoss
3 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Drupal
4 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) CICS
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Office
2 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Firewall
2 6 (4.88%) SSL
3 5 (4.07%) LAN
3 5 (4.07%) WAN
3 5 (4.07%) IPsec
4 4 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.25%) VPN
5 3 (2.44%) DNS
5 3 (2.44%) SNMP
6 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.63%) FTP
6 2 (1.63%) DHCP
6 2 (1.63%) SAN
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.63%) NAS
6 2 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.81%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.07%) DB2
4 3 (2.44%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (23.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 21 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.45%) Jenkins
4 18 (14.63%) Selenium
5 11 (8.94%) JUnit
5 11 (8.94%) Maven
5 11 (8.94%) Checkstyle
5 11 (8.94%) FindBugs
5 11 (8.94%) Gradle
6 6 (4.88%) JIRA
7 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.25%) TestComplete
8 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.44%) Subversion
10 2 (1.63%) StarTeam
10 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.63%) JMeter
10 2 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.13%) Manufacturing
1 10 (8.13%) Retail
2 8 (6.50%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.07%) Billing
5 4 (3.25%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (15.45%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) Analyst
3 11 (8.94%) Test Analyst
3 11 (8.94%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Tester
6 7 (5.69%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Designer
7 5 (4.07%) Architect
7 5 (4.07%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.25%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) SOAP
2 16 (13.01%) Web Services
2 16 (13.01%) XML
2 16 (13.01%) REST
3 15 (12.20%) JMS
3 15 (12.20%) WSDL
3 15 (12.20%) ActiveMQ
4 14 (11.38%) Apache Camel
5 12 (9.76%) JSON
6 11 (8.94%) XSD
7 8 (6.50%) .NET
8 6 (4.88%) HTML
9 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.44%) CSS
10 3 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (2.44%) jQuery
11 1 (0.81%) RESTful
11 1 (0.81%) Velocity
11 1 (0.81%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Smart Meter
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.44%) AS400
5 3 (2.44%) iSeries
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) BBC
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.76%) Windows
2 23 (18.70%) Linux
3 3 (2.44%) Android
3 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) zOS
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (20.33%) ITIL
4 22 (17.89%) Configuration Management
4 22 (17.89%) Scrum
5 21 (17.07%) Project Management
6 19 (15.45%) DevOps
7 18 (14.63%) PRINCE2
7 18 (14.63%) SOA
8 11 (8.94%) System Testing
9 10 (8.13%) ITSM
10 9 (7.32%) Migration
10 9 (7.32%) Programme Management
10 9 (7.32%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.50%) Regression Testing
11 8 (6.50%) Service Management
11 8 (6.50%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.50%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) Java
2 11 (8.94%) SQL
3 8 (6.50%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.44%) Perl
4 3 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (1.63%) COBOL
5 2 (1.63%) C
5 2 (1.63%) JCL
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.07%) CCNA
3 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.25%) CCNP
4 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.44%) PMP
5 3 (2.44%) ISEB
6 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.63%) Degree
7 1 (0.81%) APMP
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.63%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.81%) BS7799
3 1 (0.81%) BS15000
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) RACF
3 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) Puppet
1 18 (14.63%) Vagrant
2 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.44%) Netcool
4 2 (1.63%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
2 10 (8.13%) Cisco
3 8 (6.50%) VMware
4 5 (4.07%) HP
5 4 (3.25%) IronPort
6 3 (2.44%) Kronos
6 3 (2.44%) IBM
6 3 (2.44%) SAP
6 3 (2.44%) Endeca
6 3 (2.44%) Google
6 3 (2.44%) Coremetrics
6 3 (2.44%) McAfee
7 2 (1.63%) Juniper
7 2 (1.63%) CA
7 2 (1.63%) Capita
8 1 (0.81%) Dell
8 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.81%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) Splunk
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