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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 21 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.75% 1.55% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.26% 25.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Average daily rate £238 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.79% 6.19% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 8
Average daily rate £305 £300 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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Wales

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

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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 17 £238 - 3
Bridgend - 2 £206 - 1
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Wales

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) HP
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Selenium
5 5 (17.86%) ISEB
5 5 (17.86%) Toad
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) Ant
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
5 5 (17.86%) Banking
5 5 (17.86%) Maven
5 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
6 4 (14.29%) 4G
6 4 (14.29%) REST
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (14.29%) eggPlant
6 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 4 (14.29%) 2G
6 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) 4G
1 4 (14.29%) 2G
1 4 (14.29%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Toad
2 5 (17.86%) Ant
2 5 (17.86%) Maven
2 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (14.29%) eggPlant
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.57%) JBehave
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) UML Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Objects Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) SOAP
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) J2ME
2 4 (14.29%) WAP
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Extraction
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 4 (14.29%) Handset
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 2 (7.14%) RUP
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Security Management
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) HP
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Sun
3 4 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago