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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 19 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.25% 1.15% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.29% 29.41% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 0
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£350 £203 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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
31 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.30% 3.90% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 8
Average daily rate £350 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £171 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -81.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

QA
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

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 12 £350 +72.83% 5
Newport - 6 £350 - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Scrum
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Selenium
5 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
5 6 (16.22%) ISEB
5 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
5 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
6 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
6 5 (13.51%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) Ant
6 5 (13.51%) SOAP
6 5 (13.51%) Web Services
6 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.51%) JIRA
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Maven
7 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) 3G
1 4 (10.81%) 2G
1 4 (10.81%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
1 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
2 5 (13.51%) Ant
2 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.51%) Maven
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Toad
3 4 (10.81%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (10.81%) eggPlant
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) JBehave
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) RubyMine
5 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Welsh Language
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.81%) QA Leader
7 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
7 3 (8.11%) QA Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Quality Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) SOAP
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) J2ME
2 4 (10.81%) WAP
2 4 (10.81%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.81%) Handset
4 3 (8.11%) PMI
4 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Statistics
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.70%) NHS
6 1 (2.70%) GIS
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Scrum
3 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Data Management
6 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) System Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
7 3 (8.11%) User Stories
7 3 (8.11%) Line Management
7 3 (8.11%) V-Model
7 3 (8.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 9000
1 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Sun
2 4 (10.81%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) ESRI
3 1 (2.70%) Open Text
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.70%) Ventyx
3 1 (2.70%) Informatica
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
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