The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Hampshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 73 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.52% 2.14% 1.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.46% 28.68% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £254 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
185 129 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 8.93% 7.45% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 73 46
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
QA
South East

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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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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
Gosport -4 23 £450 +3.44%
Southampton - 7 £303 - 3
Aldershot - 6 - -
Portsmouth +6 2 £375 +19.04% 5
Basingstoke +17 1 - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Ringwood - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (42.75%) Security Cleared
2 48 (36.64%) SC Cleared
3 44 (33.59%) HP
4 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
4 41 (31.30%) ISTQB
5 25 (19.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (16.79%) Project Management
6 22 (16.79%) MS Excel
7 21 (16.03%) VBA
7 21 (16.03%) MS Office
8 20 (15.27%) DV Cleared
8 20 (15.27%) Windows
9 19 (14.50%) Oracle
9 19 (14.50%) ISEB
10 18 (13.74%) Quality Management
10 18 (13.74%) C#
11 17 (12.98%) Test Strategy
12 16 (12.21%) Test Scripting
12 16 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.21%) MOS
13 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
13 15 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (10.69%) ITIL
15 13 (9.92%) SQL
15 13 (9.92%) Service Delivery
15 13 (9.92%) Finance
16 12 (9.16%) Service Management
16 12 (9.16%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (9.16%) Cisco
16 12 (9.16%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.76%) Lync
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) Documentum
3 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (16.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (16.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.11%) SAN
3 6 (4.58%) OSPF
3 6 (4.58%) Firewall
3 6 (4.58%) LAN
3 6 (4.58%) WAN
3 6 (4.58%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (4.58%) Network Security
3 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.82%) VLAN
5 3 (2.29%) Internet
5 3 (2.29%) DHCP
5 3 (2.29%) DNS
5 3 (2.29%) NAS
6 2 (1.53%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.53%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.76%) RTSP
7 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (6.11%) Selenium
3 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.58%) Maven
5 4 (3.05%) Ant
5 4 (3.05%) JUnit
5 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.29%) MSI
6 3 (2.29%) Subversion
6 3 (2.29%) Behat
7 2 (1.53%) Gradle
7 2 (1.53%) JIRA
7 2 (1.53%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.53%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.53%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.53%) FindBugs
8 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.34%) Marketing
3 5 (3.82%) Military
4 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Automotive
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (22.90%) Tester
2 28 (21.37%) Analyst
3 21 (16.03%) QA Tester
4 18 (13.74%) Test Analyst
5 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Architect
6 9 (6.87%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Release Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Test Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Business Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Systems Architect
8 7 (5.34%) Business Architect
8 7 (5.34%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) QA Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Business Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Portfolio Manager
10 5 (3.82%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) .NET
2 9 (6.87%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.11%) JSP
3 8 (6.11%) HTML
4 7 (5.34%) Web Services
5 4 (3.05%) XML
5 4 (3.05%) SOAP
6 3 (2.29%) JSON
6 3 (2.29%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.53%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.53%) REST
7 2 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.53%) JMS
7 2 (1.53%) WSDL
7 2 (1.53%) OLE
7 2 (1.53%) XSD
8 1 (0.76%) Flash
8 1 (0.76%) EDI
8 1 (0.76%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.76%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.53%) GIS
1 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
1 2 (1.53%) Data Conversion
2 1 (0.76%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.27%) Windows
2 11 (8.40%) UNIX
3 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.29%) Linux
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.79%) Project Management
2 18 (13.74%) Quality Management
3 17 (12.98%) Test Strategy
4 16 (12.21%) Test Scripting
4 16 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.69%) ITIL
6 13 (9.92%) Service Delivery
7 12 (9.16%) Service Management
8 11 (8.40%) Configuration Management
8 11 (8.40%) Migration
8 11 (8.40%) Document Management
8 11 (8.40%) User Stories
9 9 (6.87%) Time Management
9 9 (6.87%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
10 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.11%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (6.11%) Release Management
10 8 (6.11%) Security Testing
11 7 (5.34%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.03%) VBA
2 18 (13.74%) C#
3 13 (9.92%) SQL
4 12 (9.16%) VB
5 10 (7.63%) Java
6 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.29%) VBScript
9 3 (2.29%) PHP
10 2 (1.53%) C
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) Python
11 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (42.75%) Security Cleared
2 48 (36.64%) SC Cleared
3 41 (31.30%) ISTQB
4 25 (19.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 20 (15.27%) DV Cleared
6 19 (14.50%) ISEB
7 16 (12.21%) MOS
8 12 (9.16%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.11%) CCNA
9 8 (6.11%) MCITP
10 7 (5.34%) Degree
11 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (4.58%) CCNP
12 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.76%) MCSE
13 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.82%) vSphere
3 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vCloud
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.76%) Nmap
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (33.59%) HP
2 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.50%) Oracle
4 12 (9.16%) Cisco
5 4 (3.05%) Juniper
5 4 (3.05%) McAfee
6 3 (2.29%) Citrix
6 3 (2.29%) Brocade
6 3 (2.29%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.53%) Becrypt
7 2 (1.53%) Symantec
7 2 (1.53%) VMware
7 2 (1.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) SAP
8 1 (0.76%) CA
8 1 (0.76%) Informatica
8 1 (0.76%) Lotus
8 1 (0.76%) Borland
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com