Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 38 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.97% 1.27% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.74% 12.50% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Basingstoke median daily rate £213 £377 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.60% -11.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £206 £300 £354
90th Percentile £526 £459 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £368 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -8.13% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate £40.96 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.81 - £47.50

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 62 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 11.11% 10.13% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 22
Basingstoke median daily rate £365 £340 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +2.26% +2.31%
10th Percentile £184 £185 £120
90th Percentile £581 £550 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Basingstoke median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £17.63 £22.50 £30.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £34.13 £63.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.31 £18.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +117.86% -43.08% +47.73%

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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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 4 (36.36%) C++
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (18.18%) Pega
3 2 (18.18%) SaaS
3 2 (18.18%) WebRTC
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (18.18%) Node.js
3 2 (18.18%) Dynatrace
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) HTML

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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 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Manager
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) MEAN Stack
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) Node.js
1 2 (18.18%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Dynatrace
1 2 (18.18%) Pega
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow