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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.38% - 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.30% 9.57% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Average daily rate £330 £308 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +80.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 10 (43.48%) CICS
1 10 (43.48%) CA
1 10 (43.48%) zOS
1 10 (43.48%) RACF
1 10 (43.48%) JCL
1 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
1 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
1 10 (43.48%) DB2
1 10 (43.48%) CA Endevor
2 8 (34.78%) SDLC
2 8 (34.78%) MongoDB
2 8 (34.78%) NoSQL
2 8 (34.78%) REST
2 8 (34.78%) OO PHP
2 8 (34.78%) JSON
2 8 (34.78%) CakePHP
2 8 (34.78%) jQuery
2 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
2 8 (34.78%) CentOS
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (34.78%) PHPUnit
2 8 (34.78%) LAMP
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Subversion
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) MySQL
2 8 (34.78%) SOAP
2 8 (34.78%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) Unix

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 10 (43.48%) CICS
2 8 (34.78%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) DB2
2 8 (34.78%) MongoDB
2 8 (34.78%) MySQL
2 8 (34.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) PHPUnit
1 8 (34.78%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.70%) WATIR
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) CICS Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Developer
4 6 (26.09%) PHP Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) CakePHP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead PHP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) Project Governance Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) CakePHP
1 8 (34.78%) jQuery
1 8 (34.78%) JSON
1 8 (34.78%) LAMP
1 8 (34.78%) REST
1 8 (34.78%) SOAP
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) zOS
2 8 (34.78%) CentOS
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) OO PHP
1 8 (34.78%) SDLC
1 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
3 2 (8.70%) BDD
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Kanban
3 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
1 10 (43.48%) JCL
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNP
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) CA
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Kronos
3 1 (4.35%) SAP