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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing QA 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.60% 0.80% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.50% 1.60% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £295 £575 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.69% +70.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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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 25 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) RACF
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) WFM
2 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) SAP HANA
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Kronos

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) SAP HANA
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planner
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) WFM
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Kronos
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