The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Swindon 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.65% 1.50% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.97% 17.14% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £433 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £493 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.98% 8.75% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 17
Average daily rate £500 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £334 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Document Management
2 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source
6 2 (10.53%) CMS
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Content Management
6 2 (10.53%) MS Project
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.53%) Broadband
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) Content Management Server
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Broadband
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Editor
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Change Management
1 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (31.58%) Document Management
1 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft