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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.25% 1.77% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 40.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£293 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £375 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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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 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.37% 4.42% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 13
Average daily rate £310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £244 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £428 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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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 8 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 7 (100.00%) Project Management
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Project Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Project Management
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification