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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 4 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.73% 3.13% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.55% 37.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £218 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £329
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 £37.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.19% -8.70%
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
53 53 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.67% 8.29% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 13
Average daily rate £430 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £238 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -7 1 £200 -50.00% 2
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center