Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 87 61
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26 +42
Contract jobs citing QA 122 95 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.40% 2.56% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.84% 24.05% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 70
Hampshire median daily rate £456 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +12.58% +16.15%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £282
90th Percentile £562 £594 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.89
10th Percentile £19.44 - £10.47
90th Percentile £54.50 - £12.92
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £33.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +35.34% +90.00% -13.58%

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 423 395 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 11.80% 10.64% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 234 281
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £204 £228 £258
90th Percentile £550 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 19
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.00 £21.04 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.41% -16.25% -22.71%
10th Percentile £25.12 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.75 £43.05 £51.64
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.10 £20.81
% change year-on-year +103.64% +6.17% -2.43%

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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 19 September 2019.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 September 2019. 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 +27 30 £400 -15.34% 8
Southampton +26 19 £475 +11.76% 11
Hook +8 14 £400 +15.94% 1
Winchester +2 11 £461 +17.14%
Fareham -4 5 £275 -41.18% 3
Portsmouth -8 5 £350 -20.00% 2
Aldershot -10 4 £550 +83.33%
Farnborough -9 3 £456 +10.61% 4
Havant - 3 £425 - 2
Andover +8 2 - - 2
Eastleigh 0 1 £288 - 2
Fleet - 1 £400 - 1
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South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
3 36 (29.51%) C#
4 33 (27.05%) Azure
5 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
6 24 (19.67%) BDD
6 24 (19.67%) SpecFlow
7 23 (18.85%) Finance
8 22 (18.03%) DevOps
9 21 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (16.39%) PaaS
11 19 (15.57%) Redis
12 18 (14.75%) Java
13 17 (13.93%) .NET
13 17 (13.93%) Selenium
13 17 (13.93%) Degree
14 14 (11.48%) SQL
14 14 (11.48%) Python
15 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET
15 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
15 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
15 13 (10.66%) AWS
15 13 (10.66%) TeamCity
15 13 (10.66%) Xamarin
16 12 (9.84%) Jasmine
16 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (9.84%) webpack
16 12 (9.84%) gulp
16 12 (9.84%) Swagger

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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 12 (9.84%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.28%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.82%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.05%) Azure
2 20 (16.39%) PaaS
3 13 (10.66%) AWS
4 11 (9.02%) IaaS
5 7 (5.74%) Loggly
6 4 (3.28%) Office 365
7 3 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.46%) GitHub
8 2 (1.64%) Coveralls
8 2 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.64%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) DNS
1 4 (3.28%) SMTP
1 4 (3.28%) X.400
2 3 (2.46%) WAN
3 2 (1.64%) DHCP
3 2 (1.64%) HTTP
3 2 (1.64%) LAN
3 2 (1.64%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.64%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.64%) WLAN
4 1 (0.82%) Broadband
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.82%) FCoE
4 1 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.82%) IPv4
4 1 (0.82%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.82%) Unicast
4 1 (0.82%) VoIP
4 1 (0.82%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) Redis
2 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.46%) Big Data
3 3 (2.46%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) SpecFlow
2 17 (13.93%) Selenium
3 13 (10.66%) TeamCity
4 12 (9.84%) Babel
4 12 (9.84%) gulp
4 12 (9.84%) Jasmine
4 12 (9.84%) webpack
5 11 (9.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (7.38%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.56%) JIRA
7 8 (6.56%) JMeter
8 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.10%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.28%) Protractor
10 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.64%) TestNG
12 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (18.85%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.10%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.10%) Retail
5 4 (3.28%) Local Government
5 4 (3.28%) Military
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (17.21%) Developer
2 15 (12.30%) Tester
3 14 (11.48%) Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Architect
4 12 (9.84%) Automation Tester
5 11 (9.02%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Senior .NET Developer
5 11 (9.02%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.74%) QA Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Automation Tester
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Tester
6 7 (5.74%) Xamarin Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Head of Test
8 5 (4.10%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.28%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.93%) .NET
2 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET
3 12 (9.84%) .NET Core
3 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (9.84%) Swagger
3 12 (9.84%) Web Services
4 7 (5.74%) OAuth
4 7 (5.74%) OpenID
4 7 (5.74%) SAML
5 5 (4.10%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.46%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.46%) Matplotlib
6 3 (2.46%) Nightwatchjs
6 3 (2.46%) NumPy
6 3 (2.46%) Pandas
6 3 (2.46%) React
6 3 (2.46%) scikit-learn
6 3 (2.46%) SciPy
6 3 (2.46%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.20%) User Experience
3 6 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.46%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.46%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.46%) Frameworx
5 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) TM Forum
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.82%) Life Science
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) VMS
3 6 (4.92%) Linux
3 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
4 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.46%) Solaris
6 3 (2.46%) zOS
7 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
3 24 (19.67%) BDD
4 22 (18.03%) DevOps
5 21 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.84%) Decision-Making
7 12 (9.84%) MVC
7 12 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.84%) Technical Leadership
8 11 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (8.20%) Project Management
9 10 (8.20%) Scrum
9 10 (8.20%) SOA
10 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.38%) Data Protection
10 9 (7.38%) Information Security
10 9 (7.38%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.38%) Resource Management
10 9 (7.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) C#
2 18 (14.75%) Java
3 14 (11.48%) Python
3 14 (11.48%) SQL
4 10 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.74%) C
6 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.46%) R
7 3 (2.46%) Ruby
7 3 (2.46%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.64%) F#
8 2 (1.64%) Go
8 2 (1.64%) Korn
8 2 (1.64%) Perl
8 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.82%) ABAP
9 1 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Degree
2 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) ISEB
6 2 (1.64%) CCNP
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.64%) HND
6 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.82%) CCIE
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.82%) GxP
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.82%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) Docker
3 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) vSphere
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Ansible
2 5 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.28%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.46%) Puppet
4 3 (2.46%) Terraform
4 3 (2.46%) WSUS
5 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.66%) Xamarin
3 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) VMware
4 8 (6.56%) Cisco
4 8 (6.56%) SAP
5 7 (5.74%) New Relic
6 6 (4.92%) Dell
6 6 (4.92%) EMC
6 6 (4.92%) HP
6 6 (4.92%) NetApp
7 4 (3.28%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 4 (3.28%) Lumension
7 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.46%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.46%) Ciena
8 3 (2.46%) Google
8 3 (2.46%) IBM
8 3 (2.46%) RapidMiner
9 2 (1.64%) Software AG