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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 96 70
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Contract jobs citing QA 38 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.00% 1.41% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.03% 18.71% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 22
Average daily rate £325 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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
146 155 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 7.70% 7.55% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 100 55
Average daily rate £388 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 8 £325 -7.14% 2
Portsmouth -3 5 £370 +19.35% 3
Havant +14 4 - - 1
Winchester - 3 £308 - 2
Farnborough +9 2 £275 -45.00% 2
Basingstoke +2 1 £425 -19.04% 2
Gosport - 1 £500 -
Waterlooville - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 £400 -
Andover - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 29 (34.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (26.51%) SC Cleared
3 21 (25.30%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.48%) Cisco
6 15 (18.07%) Degree
6 15 (18.07%) SDLC
7 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
8 13 (15.66%) Finance
8 13 (15.66%) CCNA
8 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
8 13 (15.66%) ITIL
9 12 (14.46%) SQL
9 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.25%) FTP
10 11 (13.25%) C
10 11 (13.25%) DB2
10 11 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (13.25%) jQuery
11 10 (12.05%) CA Endevor
11 10 (12.05%) Requirements Management
11 10 (12.05%) CICS
11 10 (12.05%) CA
11 10 (12.05%) zOS
11 10 (12.05%) Mainframe
11 10 (12.05%) RACF
11 10 (12.05%) JCL
12 9 (10.84%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (10.84%) Firewall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (12.05%) CICS
2 8 (9.64%) Apache
3 6 (7.23%) Confluence
4 3 (3.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) FTP
2 9 (10.84%) Firewall
2 9 (10.84%) SNMP
3 6 (7.23%) IPsec
3 6 (7.23%) SSL
3 6 (7.23%) VPN
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.82%) EIGRP
4 4 (4.82%) LAN
4 4 (4.82%) Network Security
4 4 (4.82%) OSPF
4 4 (4.82%) SAN
4 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.82%) WAN
5 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.41%) DNS
6 2 (2.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) DB2
2 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.64%) MySQL
2 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.41%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (10.84%) StarTeam
2 8 (9.64%) JIRA
2 8 (9.64%) PHPUnit
2 8 (9.64%) Subversion
3 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.61%) WATIR
7 2 (2.41%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.41%) JMeter
7 2 (2.41%) JUnit
7 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.20%) MSI
8 1 (1.20%) MSTest
8 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.82%) Law
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Military
6 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Network Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Developer
4 10 (12.05%) CICS Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.84%) Design Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Network Design Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Senior Design Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Quality Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.23%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Software Quality Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.82%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) jQuery
2 9 (10.84%) SOAP
3 8 (9.64%) CakePHP
3 8 (9.64%) HTML
3 8 (9.64%) JSON
3 8 (9.64%) LAMP
3 8 (9.64%) REST
3 8 (9.64%) XML
4 6 (7.23%) .NET
5 5 (6.02%) CSS
6 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.61%) Ajax
8 2 (2.41%) HTML5
8 2 (2.41%) JSF
9 1 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (1.20%) J2EE
9 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.82%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.61%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) AS400
5 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.20%) iSeries
5 1 (1.20%) Life Science
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (12.05%) zOS
3 8 (9.64%) CentOS
3 8 (9.64%) Unix
4 7 (8.43%) Windows
5 6 (7.23%) Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Android
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) SDLC
3 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.66%) ITIL
5 10 (12.05%) Requirements Management
6 9 (10.84%) Network Design
6 9 (10.84%) Scrum
6 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.64%) Coaching
7 8 (9.64%) Migration
7 8 (9.64%) OO PHP
8 6 (7.23%) Project Management
8 6 (7.23%) Service Management
9 5 (6.02%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.02%) Refactoring
9 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
2 12 (14.46%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C
4 10 (12.05%) JCL
5 9 (10.84%) PHP
6 7 (8.43%) C#
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 3 (3.61%) Java
9 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.41%) Python
9 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (26.51%) SC Cleared
3 21 (25.30%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (18.07%) Degree
5 13 (15.66%) CCNA
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) ISEB
7 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) APMP
8 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.02%) TickIT
3 2 (2.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) RACF
2 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) CA Endevor
2 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.41%) Ansible
3 2 (2.41%) vRealize
4 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Cisco
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.05%) CA
4 9 (10.84%) VMware
5 7 (8.43%) HP
6 5 (6.02%) Intel Security
6 5 (6.02%) SAP
7 4 (4.82%) IronPort
7 4 (4.82%) Oracle
7 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.41%) Kronos
9 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.20%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.20%) Endeca
9 1 (1.20%) Google
9 1 (1.20%) IBM
9 1 (1.20%) Lumension
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