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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 87 63
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24  
Contract jobs citing QA 43 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.39% 1.37% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.55% 13.99% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 50
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.91%  
10th Percentile £283 £281 £259
90th Percentile £568 £525 £453
South East median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £11.89 - -
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £56.00
% change year-on-year -33.35% -59.82%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 220 193 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 12.22% 9.77% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 202 211
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
10th Percentile £284 £276 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 19
Hampshire median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.87 £35.75 £39.85
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £21.34 £18.50
% change year-on-year -25.03% +15.36%  

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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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -6 8 £455 +7.05% 1
Andover +13 3 £375 -
Hook +11 3 £342 -
Southampton +7 3 £285 -30.90% 2
Farnborough +4 2 £400 - 2
Fareham -3 2 £270 -50.90% 3
Portsmouth -9 2 £428 +48.69% 4
Havant - 2 £400 - 2
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Winchester +11 1 £401 -2.90% 1
Fleet - 1 £525 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (18.00%) Java
3 18 (18.00%) PRINCE2
4 17 (17.00%) SQL
4 17 (17.00%) IT Strategy
5 16 (16.00%) Degree
5 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 15 (15.00%) Project Management
6 15 (15.00%) Windows
7 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (13.00%) Linux
8 13 (13.00%) Oracle
8 13 (13.00%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (12.00%) HP
9 12 (12.00%) System Testing
10 10 (10.00%) Change Management
10 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 10 (10.00%) C
10 10 (10.00%) Test Management
10 10 (10.00%) Analytics
11 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
11 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.00%) TDD
11 9 (9.00%) Unix
11 9 (9.00%) Regression Testing

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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 8 (8.00%) JBoss
2 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.00%) GemFire
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.00%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) CloudSense
1 1 (1.00%) GitHub
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
1 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.00%) DNS
2 4 (4.00%) LDAP
2 4 (4.00%) SMTP
3 3 (3.00%) LTE
3 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.00%) FTP
4 2 (2.00%) SNMP
4 2 (2.00%) SSL
4 2 (2.00%) TETRA
5 1 (1.00%) MVNO
5 1 (1.00%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.00%) SAN
5 1 (1.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.00%) GIS
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) HBase
6 1 (1.00%) OLTP
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.00%) JIRA
1 6 (6.00%) Selenium
2 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.00%) Mockito
3 3 (3.00%) MSI
4 2 (2.00%) Gradle
4 2 (2.00%) JUnit
4 2 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.00%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.00%) FindBugs
5 1 (1.00%) Maven
5 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.00%) TestNG
5 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.00%) Marketing
4 5 (5.00%) Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (1.00%) Back Office
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 16 (16.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Developer
5 10 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) IT Manager
6 7 (7.00%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (7.00%) QA Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Technical Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Technical Project Manager
7 6 (6.00%) BSS Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) OSS Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) CRM Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Pega Architect
8 5 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Business Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) HTML
3 5 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (4.00%) J2EE
4 4 (4.00%) JMS
4 4 (4.00%) OAuth
4 4 (4.00%) REST
4 4 (4.00%) RESTful
4 4 (4.00%) SAML
4 4 (4.00%) Spring
4 4 (4.00%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.00%) Spring Integration
5 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.00%) Ajax
5 3 (3.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.00%) Java SE
5 3 (3.00%) JPA
5 3 (3.00%) JSF
5 3 (3.00%) PrimeFaces
5 3 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) User Experience
4 4 (4.00%) PKI
5 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) Life Science
6 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Linux
3 9 (9.00%) Unix
4 7 (7.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.00%) AIX
8 1 (1.00%) Solaris
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (18.00%) PRINCE2
4 17 (17.00%) IT Strategy
5 15 (15.00%) Project Management
6 13 (13.00%) Mentoring
6 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (12.00%) System Testing
8 10 (10.00%) Analytics
8 10 (10.00%) Change Management
8 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 10 (10.00%) Test Management
9 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Regression Testing
9 9 (9.00%) TDD
9 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.00%) DevOps
10 8 (8.00%) Validation
11 7 (7.00%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) Java
2 17 (17.00%) SQL
3 10 (10.00%) C
4 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.00%) C#
5 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.00%) C++
6 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.00%) F#
7 1 (1.00%) Korn
7 1 (1.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (1.00%) Ruby
7 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.00%) Degree
2 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (4.00%) CISSP
7 4 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (4.00%) RHCE
7 4 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.00%) CCNA
8 2 (2.00%) CCNP
8 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.00%) ISEB
9 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.00%) HDFS
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.00%) Netcool
4 1 (1.00%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Oracle
2 12 (12.00%) HP
3 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.00%) Pega
6 4 (4.00%) VMware
7 3 (3.00%) Lumension
7 3 (3.00%) McAfee
7 3 (3.00%) Motorola
8 2 (2.00%) Cisco
8 2 (2.00%) ESRI
8 2 (2.00%) Remedy
8 2 (2.00%) SAP
9 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.00%) Citrix
9 1 (1.00%) Cramer
9 1 (1.00%) IBM
9 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.00%) Sitecore