Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 18 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 74 85
Rank change year-on-year +19 +11 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 122 108 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.46% 2.77% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.11% 25.06% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 67
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £345 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -5.41% +5.04%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £263
90th Percentile £510 £515 £515
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.81 £38.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.21% -26.19% +150.00%
10th Percentile £40.24 £38.13 £50.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.38 £54.50
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +55.17%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 450 431 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 12.78% 11.07% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 275 330
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £225
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 39
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.26% +43.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.78 £43.75 £52.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £21.36 £21.55
% change year-on-year +17.07% -0.90% +26.24%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Hampshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Basingstoke -9 16 £310 -11.43%
Portsmouth -4 12 £375 +30.43% 1
Winchester +5 11 £390 +30.00% 1
Havant +2 6 £400 -
Southampton 0 6 £500 +50.38% 5
Farnborough +10 5 £400 - 2
Hook +4 5 £350 -17.65%
Fareham -1 5 £300 -20.00% 2
Andover +21 3 £425 +13.33%
Aldershot - 2 £213 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.05%) Validation
3 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
4 23 (18.85%) SC Cleared
4 23 (18.85%) Linux
5 22 (18.03%) SQL
5 22 (18.03%) Finance
5 22 (18.03%) Degree
6 20 (16.39%) PRINCE2
6 20 (16.39%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (15.57%) Java
7 19 (15.57%) Red Hat
7 19 (15.57%) TDD
7 19 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
8 18 (14.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (14.75%) Windows
8 18 (14.75%) Shell Script
9 17 (13.93%) Scrum
9 17 (13.93%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (13.11%) Project Management
10 16 (13.11%) J2EE
10 16 (13.11%) Unit Testing
10 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (12.30%) System Testing
11 15 (12.30%) User Stories
12 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
12 14 (11.48%) Kafka
12 14 (11.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (11.48%) HDFS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 14 (11.48%) Apache Spark
1 14 (11.48%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (10.66%) Apache
2 13 (10.66%) GemFire
2 13 (10.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) PaaS
2 13 (10.66%) GitHub
3 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) LTE
1 5 (4.10%) SAN
2 2 (1.64%) DHCP
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) LAN
2 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.64%) VPN
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
2 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.64%) Wireless
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.82%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) Hadoop
1 14 (11.48%) HBase
2 13 (10.66%) Apache Hive
2 13 (10.66%) OLTP
3 11 (9.02%) Big Data
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
1 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.66%) Gradle
2 13 (10.66%) IntelliJ
2 13 (10.66%) JUnit
3 12 (9.84%) MSI
4 9 (7.38%) AdminStudio
5 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.46%) Selenium
5 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.64%) JIRA
6 2 (1.64%) Subversion
6 2 (1.64%) Toad
6 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.82%) Ant
7 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.82%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Billing
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
4 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Local Government
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Military
5 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (18.85%) Project Manager
2 22 (18.03%) Developer
3 16 (13.11%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) IT Manager
5 12 (9.84%) Java Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (7.38%) Test Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Big Data Developer
8 7 (5.74%) BSS Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) OSS Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Programme Manager
9 5 (4.10%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Applications Packager
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
10 4 (3.28%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Author
10 4 (3.28%) Technical Author
11 3 (2.46%) SAP Project Manager
11 3 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) J2EE
2 14 (11.48%) JSON
2 14 (11.48%) Kafka
2 14 (11.48%) RESTful
3 13 (10.66%) Apache Camel
3 13 (10.66%) Middleware
3 13 (10.66%) Spark Streaming
3 13 (10.66%) Spring
3 13 (10.66%) Spring Boot
3 13 (10.66%) Spring Integration
4 7 (5.74%) .NET
5 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.64%) CSS
6 2 (1.64%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.64%) HTML
6 2 (1.64%) LESS
6 2 (1.64%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (1.64%) Web Services
6 2 (1.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (10.66%) Linux Command Line
1 13 (10.66%) Replication
1 13 (10.66%) Virtual Team
2 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.64%) User Experience
3 2 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Linux
2 19 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (14.75%) Windows
4 14 (11.48%) Unix
5 9 (7.38%) Windows 10
5 9 (7.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.10%) AIX
6 5 (4.10%) Solaris
6 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.82%) CentOS
9 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.05%) Validation
3 20 (16.39%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (16.39%) PRINCE2
4 19 (15.57%) TDD
5 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 17 (13.93%) Acceptance Criteria
6 17 (13.93%) Scrum
7 16 (13.11%) Project Management
7 16 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (12.30%) System Testing
8 15 (12.30%) User Stories
9 13 (10.66%) Benchmarking
9 13 (10.66%) ETL
9 13 (10.66%) IT Strategy
9 13 (10.66%) MapReduce
9 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
10 11 (9.02%) Migration
10 11 (9.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) SQL
2 19 (15.57%) Java
3 18 (14.75%) Shell Script
4 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.74%) C#
6 5 (4.10%) Korn
7 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.64%) C
8 2 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.82%) F#
9 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.03%) Degree
4 18 (14.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (9.02%) ISTQB
6 7 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.46%) ISEB
9 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.82%) CCNA
10 1 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) PMO
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) TickIT
3 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (11.48%) HDFS
2 13 (10.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (7.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (4.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.64%) XenApp
8 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.10%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.64%) Netcool
6 1 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) Red Hat
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.84%) HP
4 9 (7.38%) Oracle
5 8 (6.56%) SAP
6 5 (4.10%) IBM
7 4 (3.28%) Motorola
7 4 (3.28%) VMware
8 3 (2.46%) Lumension
8 3 (2.46%) McAfee
9 2 (1.64%) Citrix
9 2 (1.64%) Pega
9 2 (1.64%) Remedy
9 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.82%) Apple
10 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.82%) Google
10 1 (0.82%) Northgate
10 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.82%) Sitecore