The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Portsmouth region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.84% 6.45% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 88.89% 80.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £250 £356 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £283 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £430 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 8.82% 8.06% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £215 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £428 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) SCCM
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) McAfee
4 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Becrypt
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Programme Office Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Online Security
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 3 (30.00%) Becrypt