The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 67 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 1.36% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.56% 20.69% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 32
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£375 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.66 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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England

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 South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
361 145 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.19% 6.55% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 76 104
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 23
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.23 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.04% -54.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the South West region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the South West region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -14 16 £400 +25.98% 5
Gloucestershire -10 12 £350 -6.66% 3
Dorset +3 10 £375 - 3
Wiltshire -10 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Devon -5 9 £475 - 1
Somerset -9 5 £344 +30.95% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 36 (29.51%) Finance
2 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.85%) SQL
2 23 (18.85%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.85%) Degree
3 21 (17.21%) Project Management
4 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
5 16 (13.11%) IIS
5 16 (13.11%) Oracle
6 15 (12.30%) Java
6 15 (12.30%) Programme Management
6 15 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.48%) .NET
7 14 (11.48%) PRINCE2
7 14 (11.48%) Windows
7 14 (11.48%) Linux
8 13 (10.66%) C#
8 13 (10.66%) Scrum
8 13 (10.66%) Change Management
9 12 (9.84%) Migration
9 12 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.84%) Ruby
10 11 (9.02%) Business Analysis
10 11 (9.02%) ITIL
10 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (8.20%) XML
11 10 (8.20%) Perl
11 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
11 10 (8.20%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (13.11%) IIS
2 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.56%) Apache
4 6 (4.92%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.92%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.92%) MS Project Server
4 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.46%) Node.js
5 3 (2.46%) CMS
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.64%) Escenic
6 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.64%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.82%) SAS
7 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (18.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.38%) MS Project
3 5 (4.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.64%) Summit
2 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.82%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
1 1 (0.82%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.20%) TCP/IP
1 10 (8.20%) DNS
2 8 (6.56%) Internet
2 8 (6.56%) LDAP
3 7 (5.74%) SMTP
3 7 (5.74%) SNMP
4 4 (3.28%) LAN
5 3 (2.46%) Firewall
5 3 (2.46%) DHCP
5 3 (2.46%) HTTP
6 2 (1.64%) IPsec
6 2 (1.64%) WAN
6 2 (1.64%) Broadband
7 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.82%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.64%) MySQL
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.64%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.82%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.82%) DTS
7 1 (0.82%) OLTP
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Selenium
2 5 (4.10%) JMeter
3 4 (3.28%) JIRA
3 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.46%) JUnit
5 2 (1.64%) WATIR
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Maven
5 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.64%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.64%) TestNG
5 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.64%) Hudson
5 2 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.82%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.82%) MSTest
General
1 36 (29.51%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Legal
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Local Government
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Analyst
2 18 (14.75%) Developer
3 15 (12.30%) Tester
4 11 (9.02%) QA Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Programme Manager
8 7 (5.74%) Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.92%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Programmer
12 3 (2.46%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.46%) Oracle Developer
12 3 (2.46%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) .NET
2 10 (8.20%) XML
3 6 (4.92%) HTML
3 6 (4.92%) Web Services
4 5 (4.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (4.10%) MSMQ
5 3 (2.46%) Spring
5 3 (2.46%) CSS
5 3 (2.46%) REST
5 3 (2.46%) HTML5
5 3 (2.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.64%) RESTful
6 2 (1.64%) Ajax
6 2 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.64%) CSS3
6 2 (1.64%) SOAP
6 2 (1.64%) Struts
6 2 (1.64%) EJB
6 2 (1.64%) J2EE
6 2 (1.64%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Open Source
2 7 (5.74%) PMI
3 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) DTV
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) STB
7 1 (0.82%) AS400
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.82%) W3C
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) Social Media
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Windows
1 14 (11.48%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) CentOS
3 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.64%) UNIX
6 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) Project Management
2 15 (12.30%) Programme Management
2 15 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.48%) PRINCE2
4 13 (10.66%) Scrum
4 13 (10.66%) Change Management
5 12 (9.84%) Migration
5 12 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.02%) ITIL
6 11 (9.02%) Business Analysis
7 9 (7.38%) OO
7 9 (7.38%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.56%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.56%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (5.74%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.74%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.74%) CMMI
9 7 (5.74%) Waterfall
9 7 (5.74%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (4.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) Java
3 13 (10.66%) C#
4 12 (9.84%) Ruby
5 10 (8.20%) Perl
6 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.10%) VB
7 5 (4.10%) PHP
7 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.46%) VBA
9 2 (1.64%) ABAP
9 2 (1.64%) Delphi
9 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.64%) VBScript
9 2 (1.64%) Scala
10 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) XPath
10 1 (0.82%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (18.85%) Degree
2 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.20%) ISEB
4 8 (6.56%) PMI Certification
4 8 (6.56%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.46%) MCSE
8 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.82%) MCITP
9 1 (0.82%) HND
9 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.82%) PMP
9 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.82%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) P3O
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.74%) Squid
2 7 (5.74%) NFS
2 7 (5.74%) qmail
3 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.11%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) VMware
4 8 (6.56%) NetApp
4 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.56%) Cisco
5 6 (4.92%) HP
5 6 (4.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) JBoss
7 1 (0.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.82%) SunGard
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.82%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.82%) Telerik
7 1 (0.82%) Alterian
7 1 (0.82%) Casewise
7 1 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.82%) Akamai
7 1 (0.82%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.82%) F5
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago