The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 24 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.27% 3.97% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 37.50% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £428 £288 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.69% -1.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £288 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 16 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 10.19% 10.60% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 5
Median daily rate £375 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -7.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £253 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% -10.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Portsmouth

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Portsmouth

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) JSP 440
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) JSP 440