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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Hampshire
Rank 67 75 83
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Contract jobs citing QA 49 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.67% 2.21% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.02% 21.33% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 29
Median daily rate £400 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +11.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 204 225 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 11.11% 10.34% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 162 150
Median daily rate £450 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +0.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £26.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% -42.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +11 9 £482 +13.35% 1
Southampton +8 6 £450 +38.46% 2
Farnborough +1 4 - -
Hook +10 3 £428 +18.75% 2
Winchester +6 3 £325 -16.66%
Portsmouth -7 1 £350 - 5
Ringwood - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 27 (23.89%) Finance
1 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) Degree
2 22 (19.47%) Java
3 20 (17.70%) IT Strategy
4 18 (15.93%) Mentoring
5 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
6 16 (14.16%) PRINCE2
7 15 (13.27%) Project Management
8 14 (12.39%) HTML
9 13 (11.50%) C
9 13 (11.50%) Linux
9 13 (11.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (10.62%) TDD
11 11 (9.73%) Selenium
11 11 (9.73%) Oracle
11 11 (9.73%) User Experience
12 10 (8.85%) Cucumber
12 10 (8.85%) SQL
12 10 (8.85%) Unix
12 10 (8.85%) Windows
12 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
12 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
12 10 (8.85%) Service Delivery
12 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Migration
13 9 (7.96%) Scrum
13 9 (7.96%) Network Design
13 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared

QA
Top Related 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 7 (6.19%) JBoss
2 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.42%) CMS
4 4 (3.54%) Joomla!
4 4 (3.54%) WordPress
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.77%) GemFire
6 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.88%) CICS
7 1 (0.88%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.88%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Fireworks
1 8 (7.08%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.88%) SAP GTS
1 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) GitHub
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
1 2 (1.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.19%) DNS
1 7 (6.19%) LDAP
1 7 (6.19%) SMTP
2 6 (5.31%) FTP
2 6 (5.31%) SNMP
2 6 (5.31%) SSL
3 5 (4.42%) Intranet
4 4 (3.54%) Firewall
4 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.77%) TETRA
6 1 (0.88%) AMQP
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) RDBMS
1 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.31%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.31%) HBase
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.54%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.54%) Big Data
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.65%) GIS
5 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.65%) MySQL
5 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) OLTP
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Selenium
2 10 (8.85%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.96%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.08%) Axure RP
5 7 (6.19%) JIRA
6 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.42%) MSI
6 5 (4.42%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (4.42%) StarTeam
7 4 (3.54%) Mockito
7 4 (3.54%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.65%) Subversion
9 2 (1.77%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.77%) Gradle
9 2 (1.77%) JUnit
9 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Marketing
3 8 (7.08%) Local Government
4 5 (4.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Military
6 2 (1.77%) Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Analyst
1 21 (18.58%) Project Manager
2 10 (8.85%) Designer
2 10 (8.85%) Developer
2 10 (8.85%) IT Manager
2 10 (8.85%) IT Project Manager
2 10 (8.85%) Test Analyst
3 9 (7.96%) Network Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Technical Manager
3 9 (7.96%) Technical Project Manager
4 8 (7.08%) QA Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Architect
6 6 (5.31%) Design Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) HTML
2 9 (7.96%) CSS
3 7 (6.19%) OAuth
3 7 (6.19%) SAML
4 6 (5.31%) Spring
4 6 (5.31%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.42%) PrimeFaces
5 5 (4.42%) REST
5 5 (4.42%) RESTful
5 5 (4.42%) Spring Integration
6 4 (3.54%) Ajax
6 4 (3.54%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.54%) J2EE
6 4 (3.54%) Java SE
6 4 (3.54%) JPA
6 4 (3.54%) JSF
6 4 (3.54%) JSP
6 4 (3.54%) Middleware
6 4 (3.54%) Web Services
6 4 (3.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) User Experience
2 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.54%) PKI
3 4 (3.54%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.50%) Linux
2 10 (8.85%) Unix
2 10 (8.85%) Windows
3 3 (2.65%) Android
3 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) MVS
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) IT Strategy
2 18 (15.93%) Mentoring
3 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.16%) PRINCE2
5 15 (13.27%) Project Management
6 12 (10.62%) TDD
7 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
7 10 (8.85%) Migration
7 10 (8.85%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.96%) Network Design
8 9 (7.96%) Prototyping
8 9 (7.96%) Scrum
9 8 (7.08%) BDD
9 8 (7.08%) Coaching
9 8 (7.08%) Copywriting
9 8 (7.08%) DevOps
9 8 (7.08%) SDLC
9 8 (7.08%) Service Design
9 8 (7.08%) Wireframes
10 7 (6.19%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) Java
2 13 (11.50%) C
3 10 (8.85%) SQL
4 6 (5.31%) Scala
4 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.42%) C#
6 2 (1.77%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) R
6 2 (1.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) COBOL
7 1 (0.88%) F#
7 1 (0.88%) Go
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) JCL
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) Degree
3 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (7.96%) CCNA
5 9 (7.96%) CCNP
5 9 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.54%) CISSP
6 4 (3.54%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (3.54%) RHCE
6 4 (3.54%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) PMO
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) HDFS
2 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (4.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.88%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Netcool
2 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.96%) Cisco
4 5 (4.42%) Rackspace
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.54%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.65%) Pega
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
7 2 (1.77%) Citrix
7 2 (1.77%) ESRI
7 2 (1.77%) HP
7 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.77%) Splunk
8 1 (0.88%) Cramer
8 1 (0.88%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.88%) KANA
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) Talend
8 1 (0.88%) VMware
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago