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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing QA 10 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.60% 3.51% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.04% 41.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate
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£358 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -
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 £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
27 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.01% 8.38% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 11
Average daily rate £388 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £256 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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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 4 September 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 4 September 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 22 (73.33%) Scrum
2 21 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (66.67%) Windows
4 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
4 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
4 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
5 18 (60.00%) Vagrant
5 18 (60.00%) DevOps
5 18 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (60.00%) Puppet
5 18 (60.00%) Linux
5 18 (60.00%) WebLogic
5 18 (60.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) C#
9 3 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.00%) Web Development
9 3 (10.00%) Selenium
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
10 2 (6.67%) BDD
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 2 (6.67%) NSubstitute
10 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.67%) jQuery
10 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
1 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
1 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
2 18 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 2 (6.67%) NSubstitute
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.33%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) Ajax
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Scrum
2 21 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (60.00%) DevOps
3 18 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) OOD
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (60.00%) Puppet
1 18 (60.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Capita