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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 16 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.38% 0.32% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 6.67% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £160 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -68.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £160 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £160 £612
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -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
33 15 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.04% 4.73% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 38
Average daily rate £363 £475 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +47.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £241 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £555 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 22
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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

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 23 September 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
1 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (60.00%) Puppet
2 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (40.00%) Vagrant
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) JUnit
8 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (10.00%) GIS
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Subversion
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Degree
9 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (5.00%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
1 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) Puppet
2 8 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco