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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing QA 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.59% 0.32% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.78% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£385 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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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
49 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.41% 5.41% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 6
Average daily rate £425 £315 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £240 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £38.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.10% +137.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £28.40 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £47.60 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +18.30%

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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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 16 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (80.00%) Scrum
2 16 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 16 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (80.00%) Vagrant
2 16 (80.00%) DevOps
2 16 (80.00%) Puppet
2 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.00%) Capita
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 16 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (80.00%) Scrum
1 16 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (80.00%) DevOps
2 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.00%) SDLC
2 1 (5.00%) System Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 16 (80.00%) Puppet
1 16 (80.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Capita