The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Southampton region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.00% - 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% - 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£303 - £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -40.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.57% 5.70% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 16
Average daily rate £335 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £276 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £530 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 25
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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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

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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 2014.

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 28 July 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 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
3 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (23.53%) Dependency Management
4 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 2 (11.76%) GIS
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) JUnit
6 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) C

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Release Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Portfolio Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Platform Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Release Management
2 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
3 4 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (23.53%) Dependency Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet