Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 30 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 12 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.80% 4.69% 8.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 35.56% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 5
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +4.55% -10.57%
10th Percentile £323 £281 £263
90th Percentile £461 £438 £288
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £341 £365
% change year-on-year +10.13% -6.71% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - £50.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.81 £38.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +18.21% -26.19% +150.00%

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 39 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 12.34% 13.20% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 17
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +4.55% -16.03%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £181
90th Percentile £457 £499 £578
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Portsmouth median hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £30.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +17.91% +28.12%
10th Percentile £13.40 £24.09 £18.07
90th Percentile £61.52 £42.85 £46.93
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £21.61
% change year-on-year +4.62% +50.41% +2.89%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 10 (83.33%) Validation
1 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MSI
2 9 (75.00%) AdminStudio
2 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2

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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:

Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) AdminStudio
1 9 (75.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Packager
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (16.67%) IT Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Enterprise Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) MSI Packager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
1 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Migration
1 10 (83.33%) Validation
2 9 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft