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 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 26 19 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6  
Contract jobs citing QA 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.62% 0.98% 5.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 20.00% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
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 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 17 5 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 10.49% 4.90% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
Median daily rate £400 £299 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.89% -3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £306 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.25 £47.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.68% +173.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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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 Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Portsmouth

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SAP GTS
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) HBase
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hortonworks
1 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 1 (25.00%) Sqoop
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (25.00%) Go
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study

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Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) HBase
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Principal Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Go
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 1 (25.00%) Hortonworks
1 1 (25.00%) SAP