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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 9 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.21% 2.04% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 29.17% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £333 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £738 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £16.34
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +40.75%
QA
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 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.62% 7.00% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 23
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £650 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Joomla!
2 4 (33.33%) Statistics
2 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Content Management
2 4 (33.33%) Document Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (33.33%) WordPress
2 4 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 4 (33.33%) Intranet
2 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 4 (33.33%) CMS
2 4 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) HP

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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 4 (33.33%) CMS
1 4 (33.33%) Joomla!
1 4 (33.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Assistant
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Assistant
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Support Assistant
2 4 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Web Content Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Web Content Assistant
2 4 (33.33%) Web Content Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Web Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Web Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Website Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Content Management
1 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 4 (33.33%) Document Management
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) IRCA
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (8.33%) EFQM
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft