The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing QA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 11.11% 2.78% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +39.11%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bridgend
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bridgend 11.11% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £188 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

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Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bridgend region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bridgend

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bridgend

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Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bridgend region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bridgend region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared