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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.48% 1.74% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 33.33% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£240 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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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
9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.67% 5.22% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate £325 £170 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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

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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

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

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Becrypt
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Becrypt
2 1 (50.00%) HP
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