The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 18 26 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 11 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.68% 3.91% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.35% 35.71% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Median daily rate £325 £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -5.03%

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
34 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.47% 10.94% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 21
Median daily rate £500 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-47.67% +75.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
1 8 (38.10%) Management Information System
1 8 (38.10%) Legal
1 8 (38.10%) CMS
1 8 (38.10%) Intranet
1 8 (38.10%) Content Management
1 8 (38.10%) Statistics
1 8 (38.10%) Marketing
1 8 (38.10%) Rackspace
2 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 7 (33.33%) Document Management
2 7 (33.33%) Joomla!
2 7 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 7 (33.33%) WordPress
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) SLA
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) BDD
3 6 (28.57%) Content Writing
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 3 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) PKI
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (14.29%) Unix

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) CMS
2 7 (33.33%) Joomla!
2 7 (33.33%) WordPress
3 3 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) HBase
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (38.10%) Legal
1 8 (38.10%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Web Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Web Content Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Designer
3 6 (28.57%) Support Assistant
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Assistant
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Designer
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Support Assistant
3 6 (28.57%) Web Content Assistant
3 6 (28.57%) Web Content Designer
3 6 (28.57%) Web Designer
3 6 (28.57%) Web Support Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Website Designer
4 4 (19.05%) QA Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) QA Automation Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Management Information System
1 8 (38.10%) Statistics
2 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Content Management
1 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
2 7 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 7 (33.33%) Document Management
3 6 (28.57%) BDD
3 6 (28.57%) Content Writing
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) API Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (4.76%) QA Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Go
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (14.29%) RHCE
2 3 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Rackspace
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.76%) VMware