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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.52% - 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.27% 8.70% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate £575 £306 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.75% +7.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Becrypt
5 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Lync
3 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Programme Office Support
2 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) QA Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
1 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Online Security
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Becrypt
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle