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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 67 66 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.15% 3.23% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.18% 36.67% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £221 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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
196 180 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 9.21% 8.81% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 119 71
Average daily rate £390 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £210 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.64% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £37.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Southampton +2 13 £425 +40.49% 2
Winchester - 12 £375 -
Fareham - 6 £274 - 3
Basingstoke -5 5 £365 - 1
Havant - 3 £495 -
Gosport -4 2 £500 +11.11%
Portsmouth 0 1 - - 1
Hook -4 1 £350 +4.48%
Aldershot -5 1 £338 - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.89%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (23.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 29 (23.58%) Windows
4 24 (19.51%) Linux
4 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 23 (18.70%) Project Management
6 22 (17.89%) Configuration Management
6 22 (17.89%) ITIL
6 22 (17.89%) PRINCE2
7 21 (17.07%) Scrum
7 21 (17.07%) Git (software)
7 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
8 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
8 19 (15.45%) DevOps
8 19 (15.45%) Selenium
9 18 (14.63%) SOAP
9 18 (14.63%) Java
9 18 (14.63%) WebLogic
9 18 (14.63%) Vagrant
9 18 (14.63%) Puppet
10 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
11 16 (13.01%) SOA
11 16 (13.01%) Web Services
11 16 (13.01%) XML
11 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
11 16 (13.01%) REST
12 15 (12.20%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (12.20%) JBoss
12 15 (12.20%) JMS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.63%) Drupal
3 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Office
2 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) LAN
1 9 (7.32%) WAN
2 7 (5.69%) Firewall
3 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.25%) OSPF
3 4 (3.25%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.44%) SNMP
4 3 (2.44%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.44%) VLAN
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.44%) Network Security
4 3 (2.44%) DNS
4 3 (2.44%) SSL
4 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.63%) NAS
5 2 (1.63%) FTP
5 2 (1.63%) DHCP
5 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 2 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (23.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 21 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.45%) Selenium
4 11 (8.94%) JUnit
4 11 (8.94%) Maven
4 11 (8.94%) Checkstyle
4 11 (8.94%) FindBugs
4 11 (8.94%) Gradle
5 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.44%) TestComplete
6 3 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.44%) Subversion
6 3 (2.44%) JIRA
7 2 (1.63%) StarTeam
7 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.63%) JMeter
7 2 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (8.94%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Billing
4 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (14.63%) Developer
2 14 (11.38%) Analyst
3 10 (8.13%) Test Analyst
3 10 (8.13%) Project Manager
3 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Tester
5 8 (6.50%) Project Planner
5 8 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Designer
9 4 (3.25%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.63%) SOAP
2 16 (13.01%) Web Services
2 16 (13.01%) XML
2 16 (13.01%) REST
3 15 (12.20%) ActiveMQ
3 15 (12.20%) JMS
3 15 (12.20%) WSDL
4 14 (11.38%) Apache Camel
5 11 (8.94%) JSON
5 11 (8.94%) XSD
6 5 (4.07%) .NET
7 4 (3.25%) HTML
8 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.63%) CSS
9 2 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (1.63%) jQuery
10 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.81%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.44%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.63%) iSeries
5 2 (1.63%) AS400
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) BBC
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.58%) Windows
2 24 (19.51%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.25%) Android
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.89%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (18.70%) Project Management
4 22 (17.89%) ITIL
4 22 (17.89%) PRINCE2
4 22 (17.89%) Configuration Management
5 21 (17.07%) Scrum
6 19 (15.45%) DevOps
7 16 (13.01%) SOA
8 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
9 10 (8.13%) Service Management
10 9 (7.32%) ITSM
10 9 (7.32%) Programme Management
11 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.50%) System Testing
12 7 (5.69%) Quality Management
12 7 (5.69%) QMS
12 7 (5.69%) Network Management
13 6 (4.88%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) Java
2 9 (7.32%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) Perl
4 3 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (1.63%) Python
5 2 (1.63%) C++
5 2 (1.63%) COBOL
5 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.63%) C
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) CCNA
3 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.88%) CCNP
5 5 (4.07%) ISEB
6 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.25%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.44%) Degree
7 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.44%) PMP
8 2 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.81%) APMP
9 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.07%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) BS7799
4 1 (0.81%) BS15000
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.44%) vSphere
2 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.81%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) Cisco
4 7 (5.69%) HP
5 6 (4.88%) McAfee
6 4 (3.25%) Juniper
7 3 (2.44%) F5
7 3 (2.44%) VMware
8 2 (1.63%) IBM
8 2 (1.63%) Capita
8 2 (1.63%) Endeca
8 2 (1.63%) Google
8 2 (1.63%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.81%) Splunk
9 1 (0.81%) SAP
9 1 (0.81%) Kronos
9 1 (0.81%) Dell
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