The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.67% 0.70% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.48% 17.65% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£352 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.83% 3.97% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Average daily rate £400 £340 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -17.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £308 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £545 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 9 £376 +7.42% 3
Newport - 1 £210 - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
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Wales

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) Scrum
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Selenium
3 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) JIRA
4 8 (30.77%) Maven
4 8 (30.77%) HP
4 8 (30.77%) LoadRunner
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle
4 8 (30.77%) SOAP
4 8 (30.77%) Ant
5 7 (26.92%) WAP
5 7 (26.92%) Toad
5 7 (26.92%) Apache
5 7 (26.92%) J2ME
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) Apple
5 7 (26.92%) 3G
5 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Sun
5 7 (26.92%) Handset
5 7 (26.92%) 2G
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 7 (26.92%) 4G
5 7 (26.92%) REST
5 7 (26.92%) Mobile App

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) 3G
1 7 (26.92%) 2G
1 7 (26.92%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 8 (30.77%) Maven
2 8 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 8 (30.77%) Ant
3 7 (26.92%) Toad
3 7 (26.92%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (26.92%) eggPlant
4 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.85%) JBehave
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Welsh Language
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) QA Leader
4 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Business Objects Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) SOAP
2 7 (26.92%) WAP
2 7 (26.92%) J2ME
2 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Handset
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Scrum
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) V-Model
6 3 (11.54%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Groovy
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) HP
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Apple
2 7 (26.92%) Sun
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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