Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 > Southampton
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 6 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.25% 3.35% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.34% 24.64% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 12
Southampton median daily rate £500 £333 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.38% -2.21% -2.86%
10th Percentile £335 £213 £274
90th Percentile £570 £505 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £341 £365
% change year-on-year +10.13% -6.71% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
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 Southampton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 58 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 12.11% 13.58% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 49
Southampton median daily rate £438 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +8.39% +10.71%
10th Percentile £280 £271 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £700
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Southampton median hourly rate £46.64 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +273.12% -7.41% +0.93%
10th Percentile £42.70 £11.63 £11.77
90th Percentile £50.35 £15.00 £43.00
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
2 1 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior PMO
2 1 (16.67%) Senior PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
1 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
1 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) hybris