The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 12 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.42% 0.81% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 6.90% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 12
Median daily rate £375 £200 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -35.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £160 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
QA
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 South Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 58 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.91% 11.72% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 24
Median daily rate £375 £435 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £21.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

QA
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

QA
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 4 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

QA
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

QA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 12 £375 +87.50% 2
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Subversion
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) JBoss
3 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
4 8 (36.36%) JIRA
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) Maven
5 7 (31.82%) Document Management
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 7 (31.82%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (31.82%) XML
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) JUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
5 7 (31.82%) SOAP
5 7 (31.82%) DbUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Spock
5 7 (31.82%) JSTS
6 6 (27.27%) OpenLayers
6 6 (27.27%) Gliffy
6 6 (27.27%) GeoServer
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (27.27%) AngularJS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (40.91%) JBoss
2 6 (27.27%) Confluence
2 6 (27.27%) FileNet
2 6 (27.27%) GeoServer
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) LiveCycle
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.55%) SAS
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) Gliffy
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
1 11 (50.00%) Subversion
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Maven
3 7 (31.82%) DbUnit
3 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 7 (31.82%) JUnit
3 7 (31.82%) Spock
3 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
4 6 (27.27%) Ant
4 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
4 6 (27.27%) Hudson
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Burp Suite
6 1 (4.55%) QAComplete
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
1 7 (31.82%) jQuery
1 7 (31.82%) JSTS
1 7 (31.82%) SOAP
1 7 (31.82%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 6 (27.27%) Dojo
2 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 6 (27.27%) Java EE
2 6 (27.27%) Java SE
2 6 (27.27%) JPA
2 6 (27.27%) JRules
2 6 (27.27%) JSF
2 6 (27.27%) OpenLayers
2 6 (27.27%) REST
2 6 (27.27%) Spring
2 6 (27.27%) XSD
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Document Management
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Adobe
1 6 (27.27%) ILOG
1 6 (27.27%) Kofax
1 6 (27.27%) Splunk
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) BMC
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata