Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 84 57
Rank change year-on-year +20 -27 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 49 91 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.62% 2.61% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.06% 22.58% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 67 72
Median daily rate £405 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.43% +23.33% -6.37%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £281
90th Percentile £600 £543 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £460 £419
% change year-on-year -13.04% +9.79% +4.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.18 £51.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.72% - -
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £52.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -62.86% -4.55% +135.65%

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 188 403 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 10.07% 11.56% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 280 255
Median daily rate £375 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.20% +11.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £239 £223 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £583
South East median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 16
Median hourly rate £33.75 £43.21 £27.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +58.38% +9.12%
10th Percentile £14.38 £15.16 £17.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £139.20 £43.00
Median hourly rate £20.09 £40.70 £25.28
% change year-on-year -50.65% +61.00% +36.65%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for QA in Hampshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Hampshire.

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 30 May 2020. 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
Southampton +1 16 £350 -24.32%
Fareham +13 8 £463 +54.17%
Portsmouth +24 6 £600 +17.65%
Basingstoke +18 5 - - 2
Fleet - 3 £410 -
Farnborough +19 1 £90 -79.43% 2
Winchester +7 1 £275 -
Aldershot +5 1 £400 -23.81%
Andover - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £550 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) DevOps
3 14 (28.57%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 14 (28.57%) Python
4 12 (24.49%) Azure
5 11 (22.45%) AWS
5 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
6 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 10 (20.41%) Docker
6 10 (20.41%) SDLC
7 9 (18.37%) Decision-Making
8 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
9 7 (14.29%) JIRA
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.24%) SQL
10 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
10 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
10 6 (12.24%) Sprint Retrospective
10 6 (12.24%) Sprint Planning
11 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
11 5 (10.20%) Unix
11 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Degree

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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 2 (4.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Azure
2 11 (22.45%) AWS
3 4 (8.16%) Coveralls
3 4 (8.16%) IaaS
3 4 (8.16%) PaaS
3 4 (8.16%) SaaS
4 2 (4.08%) GCP
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Office 365
5 1 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) DNS
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.04%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (8.16%) Gradle
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
4 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) SonarQube
4 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) TestNG
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.04%) Hudson
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.04%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Social Science
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Developer
1 9 (18.37%) DevOps Engineer
1 9 (18.37%) Tester
2 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
3 3 (6.12%) Functional Tester
3 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Data Migration Tester
4 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) QA Tester
4 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
4 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (2.04%) e-Learning Developer
5 1 (2.04%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) RESTful
3 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.16%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Life Science
3 2 (4.08%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.08%) Learning Management System
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) DevOps
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 10 (20.41%) SDLC
4 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.37%) Decision-Making
6 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.24%) Sprint Planning
6 6 (12.24%) Sprint Retrospective
7 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.20%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Validation
8 4 (8.16%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.16%) Project Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (8.16%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
1 14 (28.57%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.08%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) Go
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) F#
5 1 (2.04%) Java 8
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) ISEB
5 3 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMP
7 1 (2.04%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) GxP
2 3 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.16%) Ansible
2 4 (8.16%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) Software AG