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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7  
Contract jobs citing QA 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.22% 0.32% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.07% 9.09% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £455 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% +18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £425 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 56 11 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 13.83% 3.53% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 8
Median daily rate £400 £575 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +48.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £335 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £702 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 8 (44.44%) HP
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) Analytics
3 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (33.33%) Test Management
3 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (33.33%) Marketing
4 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
4 5 (27.78%) CRM
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Pega
4 5 (27.78%) Marketing Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Customer Insight
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Campaign Management
4 5 (27.78%) Personalization
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Motorola
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) LTE
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 2 (11.11%) TETRA

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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 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LTE
2 2 (11.11%) TETRA
3 1 (5.56%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (33.33%) Marketing
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) OSS Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Business Architect
3 4 (22.22%) CRM Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Pega Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Analytics
1 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Campaign Management
3 5 (27.78%) Change Management
3 5 (27.78%) CRM
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Insight
3 5 (27.78%) Marketing Analytics
3 5 (27.78%) Personalization
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Pega
3 3 (16.67%) Motorola
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore