Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 38 54
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 5 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.89% 3.05% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.93% 23.08% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 4
Basingstoke median daily rate £318 £585 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.73% +37.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £363 £378
90th Percentile £329 £657 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £400 £384
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.23% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £11.89 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -74.96% +18.75%

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 56 65 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 9.93% 13.21% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 15
Basingstoke median daily rate £265 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.76% +17.86% +14.75%
10th Percentile £180 £248 £283
90th Percentile £481 £603 £528
Hampshire median daily rate £394 £425 £357
% change year-on-year -7.38% +19.05% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Basingstoke median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £47.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -47.78% +36.79%
10th Percentile £16.35 £15.30 £19.49
90th Percentile £30.65 £34.25 £76.76
Hampshire median hourly rate £27.28 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% +66.67% +5.26%

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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 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 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Dynatrace
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Netcool
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management

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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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) BSS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Dynatrace
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow