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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 10 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.95% 3.68% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.26% 39.29% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £288 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £190 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £325 £627
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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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
43 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.68% 9.36% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 12
Average daily rate £525 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.27% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £186 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +14.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

QA
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

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

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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 24 December 2014, 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 20 (76.92%) Configuration Management
1 20 (76.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
1 20 (76.92%) Puppet
1 20 (76.92%) Jenkins
1 20 (76.92%) DevOps
2 16 (61.54%) Scrum
3 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (53.85%) Vagrant
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Finance
7 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 2 (7.69%) Windows
8 1 (3.85%) Linux
8 1 (3.85%) SLA
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) CCNP
8 1 (3.85%) CCNA
8 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
8 1 (3.85%) ISEB
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) Firewall
8 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) C#
8 1 (3.85%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 20 (76.92%) Cucumber
1 20 (76.92%) Jenkins
2 14 (53.85%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Environment Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Configuration Management
1 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (76.92%) DevOps
2 16 (61.54%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) People Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (76.92%) Puppet
2 14 (53.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco
1 1 (3.85%) VMware
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