Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fareham 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 24 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)
Hampshire > Fareham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 27 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fareham 3.26% 3.56% 6.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 37.50% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Fareham median daily rate £320 £375 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +36.99% -27.00%
10th Percentile £286 £320 £220
90th Percentile £330 £480 £315
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Fareham median hourly rate - - £55.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.81 £38.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +18.21% -26.19% +150.00%

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 Fareham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Fareham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 15 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fareham 6.98% 9.49% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 6
Fareham median daily rate £373 £400 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +72.97% -33.93%
10th Percentile £266 £319 £197
90th Percentile £438 £503 £315
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Fareham median hourly rate £13.00 £32.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.38% -41.82% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £21.61
% change year-on-year +18.26% +33.06% +10.07%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Fareham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Fareham

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fareham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Fareham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Fareham region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fareham 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB