The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 6 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.72% 2.90% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.22% 26.09% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 11
Median daily rate £275 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £411 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
QA
Wiltshire

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 Swindon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.63% 11.11% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 57
Median daily rate £350 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £363 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (10.00%) IISP
6 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
6 1 (10.00%) CMS
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Web Automation Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Web Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) QA Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) IISP
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £46,000 - £61,000
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago