Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 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)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 7 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.30% 3.40% 6.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 32.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 11
Dorset median daily rate £428 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +43.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £158
90th Percentile £570 £558 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -3.13% +15.94% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Dorset median hourly rate - - £25.00
South West median hourly rate £36.00 £8.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +323.53% -76.71% -

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 Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 19 46 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.25% 10.43% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 26
Dorset median daily rate £428 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +33.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £241 £318 £158
90th Percentile £570 £522 £523
South West median daily rate £405 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +3.18% +4.67% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.96% +13.25% +5.73%
10th Percentile £37.25 £37.80 £27.75
90th Percentile £41.75 £56.60 £42.25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% +31.15%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Dorset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Dorset

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Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +6 4 £428 - 1
Poole +6 2 £440 -16.98% 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Project Leader
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Guidewire
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle