The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for TickIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TickIT over the 3 months to 29 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.

TickIT
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 134 148
Contract jobs citing TickIT 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.069% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.49% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £328
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £328
% change year-on-year - +52.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +7.50%  

TickIT 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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 356 407 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.80% 14.01% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 264 259
Median daily rate £376 £375 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -13.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.25 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for TickIT in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TickIT in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for TickIT in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TickIT in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TickIT in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TickIT 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 South West region with a requirement for TickIT.

1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (100.00%) QA