The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 5 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.13% 3.89% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 35.14% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Median daily rate £288 £425 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +40.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £280 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
QA
Hampshire

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 Southampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.89% 11.08% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 19
Median daily rate £415 £395 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
4 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Capita
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Test Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) QMS
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) IRCA
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (12.50%) EFQM
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Capita
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat