The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 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 29 March 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)
Dorset / Bournemouth
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing QA 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 6.82% 7.21% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 27.59% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £371 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

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 Bournemouth with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bournemouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 29 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 18.18% 26.13% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 8
Median daily rate £495 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.42% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £178 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £780 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bournemouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bournemouth

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bournemouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Toad
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Guidewire

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) API Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle