The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing QA 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.88% 1.98% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 29.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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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
33 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.85% 6.78% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 9
Average daily rate £388 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £233 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 - £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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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 31 July 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 21 (72.41%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
3 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
3 19 (65.52%) Jenkins
4 18 (62.07%) DevOps
4 18 (62.07%) Vagrant
4 18 (62.07%) Puppet
4 18 (62.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (62.07%) Linux
4 18 (62.07%) WebLogic
4 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) C#
7 2 (6.90%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) JMeter
7 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.90%) NSubstitute
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 18 (62.07%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
1 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
1 19 (65.52%) Jenkins
2 18 (62.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) NSubstitute
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (68.97%) Scrum
3 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
3 18 (62.07%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.45%) System Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Kanban
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (62.07%) Puppet
1 18 (62.07%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) Capita