The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 25 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 9 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.99% 4.02% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.43% 48.15% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 4
Average daily rate
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£208 £180 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £180 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £370 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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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
67 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.82% 8.36% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 28
Average daily rate £500 £425 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -0.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £180 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £476 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
1 7 (31.82%) Intranet
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Content Management
1 7 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Publishing
3 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) CMS
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Network Management
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Management
5 3 (13.64%) Document Management
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy
5 3 (13.64%) BMC
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) Banking
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
1 7 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (18.18%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Intranet
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) PPP
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) FWSM
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Publishing
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Communications Officer
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Transition Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Communications Officer
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Web Editor
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Content Management
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Change Control
4 3 (13.64%) Network Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Information Management
4 3 (13.64%) Document Management
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Postfix
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy
1 3 (13.64%) BMC
1 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee
2 1 (4.55%) Sophos
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
2 1 (4.55%) F5
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
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