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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.49% 1.19% 9.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 20.00% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £295 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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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
8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.39% 5.95% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £300 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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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 29 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Becrypt
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Project Planner
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee
1 2 (28.57%) Becrypt
2 1 (14.29%) HP