Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 16 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.41% 0.78% 1.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.02% 11.11% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Basingstoke median daily rate £310 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £206 £278 £344
90th Percentile £525 £423 £420
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £341 £364
% change year-on-year +10.13% -6.39% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate £40.96 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.81 £38.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +18.21% -26.19% +150.00%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Basingstoke
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 94 27 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 14.14% 7.05% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 39
Basingstoke median daily rate £400 £280 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -26.80% +0.33%
10th Percentile £209 £199 £120
90th Percentile £556 £345 £561
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Basingstoke median hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.61% -23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £25.63
90th Percentile £41.41 £34.50 £33.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £20.72
% change year-on-year +4.62% +56.89% -1.36%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Basingstoke

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Basingstoke

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Basingstoke

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Basingstoke.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (43.75%) HP
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
1 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) LTE
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Motorola
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (12.50%) WebRTC
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (12.50%) Billing
6 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (12.50%) Pega
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Video\Live Streaming

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LTE
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) BSS Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) OSS Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Incident Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) MEAN Stack
1 2 (12.50%) WebRTC
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Motorola
3 2 (12.50%) Pega
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Sitecore