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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 61 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.92% 2.45% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 37.72% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 20
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£335 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £281 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
183 114 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 8.76% 6.48% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 61 97
Average daily rate £335 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £311 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -15.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 2014. 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
Southampton - 15 £350 - 1
Gosport -10 12 £450 +3.44%
Hook -5 4 £286 -22.89%
Andover - 3 £285 -
Winchester +3 2 £300 -
Basingstoke +7 1 - - 3
Farnborough -3 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £375 - 4
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Yateley - - - -
Havant - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 58 (43.28%) Security Cleared
2 49 (36.57%) SC Cleared
3 47 (35.07%) HP
4 41 (30.60%) ISTQB
5 37 (27.61%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (17.91%) MS Excel
8 23 (17.16%) VBA
9 22 (16.42%) Project Management
9 22 (16.42%) DV Cleared
9 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (15.67%) MS Office
11 19 (14.18%) Windows
11 19 (14.18%) Configuration Management
11 19 (14.18%) Quality Management
12 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
12 18 (13.43%) Test Strategy
13 17 (12.69%) Jenkins
13 17 (12.69%) Cisco
13 17 (12.69%) Oracle
13 17 (12.69%) C#
13 17 (12.69%) MOS
13 17 (12.69%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
14 16 (11.94%) ISEB
14 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (10.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (10.45%) Service Delivery
16 14 (10.45%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.75%) Documentum
2 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.75%) Lync
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (15.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.46%) SAN
3 9 (6.72%) OSPF
3 9 (6.72%) Firewall
3 9 (6.72%) WAN
3 9 (6.72%) LAN
3 9 (6.72%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (6.72%) Network Security
3 9 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (5.22%) VLAN
5 3 (2.24%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.24%) Internet
6 2 (1.49%) 3G
6 2 (1.49%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.49%) 2G
6 2 (1.49%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.49%) GPRS
6 2 (1.49%) GSM
6 2 (1.49%) LTE
6 2 (1.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (12.69%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (10.45%) Cucumber
3 10 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (6.72%) Selenium
5 8 (5.97%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.22%) Maven
7 5 (3.73%) JUnit
8 4 (2.99%) Ant
8 4 (2.99%) JIRA
9 3 (2.24%) Checkstyle
9 3 (2.24%) Subversion
9 3 (2.24%) MSI
9 3 (2.24%) FindBugs
9 3 (2.24%) Behat
9 3 (2.24%) Gradle
10 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.49%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Marketing
3 6 (4.48%) Military
4 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.99%) Electronics
6 2 (1.49%) Billing
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Analyst
2 28 (20.90%) Tester
3 19 (14.18%) QA Tester
4 17 (12.69%) Test Analyst
5 12 (8.96%) Developer
6 11 (8.21%) QA Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) QA Analyst
7 10 (7.46%) Architect
8 9 (6.72%) Consultant
9 8 (5.97%) Network Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Systems Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Business Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Business Consultant
10 7 (5.22%) Agile Business Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) Quality Analyst
11 6 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
2 7 (5.22%) JSP
2 7 (5.22%) Web Services
2 7 (5.22%) HTML
3 4 (2.99%) XML
3 4 (2.99%) SOAP
4 3 (2.24%) XSD
4 3 (2.24%) JMS
4 3 (2.24%) WSDL
4 3 (2.24%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (2.24%) JSON
4 3 (2.24%) REST
4 3 (2.24%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.24%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.49%) OLE
6 1 (0.75%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.49%) Cryptography
2 2 (1.49%) GIS
2 2 (1.49%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.75%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.18%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) UNIX
2 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.24%) Linux
6 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) Project Management
1 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.18%) Quality Management
2 19 (14.18%) Configuration Management
3 18 (13.43%) Test Strategy
4 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
5 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (10.45%) Service Delivery
7 13 (9.70%) Scrum
7 13 (9.70%) DevOps
8 12 (8.96%) Document Management
9 11 (8.21%) User Stories
10 10 (7.46%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.46%) Service Management
11 9 (6.72%) ITIL
11 9 (6.72%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (6.72%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.72%) Network Management
11 9 (6.72%) Time Management
11 9 (6.72%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.16%) VBA
2 17 (12.69%) C#
3 12 (8.96%) SQL
3 12 (8.96%) VB
4 10 (7.46%) Java
5 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.24%) VBScript
7 3 (2.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (43.28%) Security Cleared
2 49 (36.57%) SC Cleared
3 41 (30.60%) ISTQB
4 25 (18.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 22 (16.42%) DV Cleared
6 17 (12.69%) MOS
7 16 (11.94%) ISEB
7 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.96%) CCNA
9 10 (7.46%) CCNP
10 8 (5.97%) MCITP
11 5 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (3.73%) Degree
12 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Hyper-V
1 7 (5.22%) vSphere
1 7 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (12.69%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (8.96%) Puppet
3 8 (5.97%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (35.07%) HP
2 37 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.69%) Oracle
3 17 (12.69%) Cisco
4 7 (5.22%) Juniper
5 6 (4.48%) Brocade
5 6 (4.48%) 3PAR
6 3 (2.24%) JBoss
7 2 (1.49%) Citrix
7 2 (1.49%) McAfee
8 1 (0.75%) Primavera
8 1 (0.75%) ESRI
8 1 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) Altiris
8 1 (0.75%) Huawei
8 1 (0.75%) Lumension
8 1 (0.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) CA
8 1 (0.75%) Borland
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
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