The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.96% 5.98% 8.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 70.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate £288 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
QA
Hampshire

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 Portsmouth region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.96% 8.55% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Average daily rate £288 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (60.00%) REST
2 6 (60.00%) OO PHP
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) CakePHP
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (60.00%) CentOS
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (60.00%) PHPUnit
2 6 (60.00%) Subversion
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Apache
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) LAMP
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) MySQL
2 6 (60.00%) SOAP
2 6 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (60.00%) MySQL
1 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) PHPUnit
1 6 (60.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) WATIR
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) CakePHP
1 6 (60.00%) jQuery
1 6 (60.00%) JSON
1 6 (60.00%) LAMP
1 6 (60.00%) REST
1 6 (60.00%) SOAP
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) CentOS
1 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) OO PHP
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) PHP
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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