The table below looks at the statistics for TickIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
TickIT
England / South West
Rank 129 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TickIT 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.039% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £46.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+18.27% +9.41%

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
280 392 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 13.56% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 267 221
Median daily rate £403 £384 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.88% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 16
Median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £34.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-47.67% +75.00%

TickIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing TickIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

TickIT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

TickIT
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

TickIT Daily Rate Trend in the South West

TickIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

TickIT Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

TickIT
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TickIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for TickIT.

1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

TickIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (100.00%) QA