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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.64% 3.56% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.23% 28.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £180 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £180 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £403 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
52 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.72% 12.47% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 32
Average daily rate £500 £451 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +17.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £180 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) SLA
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Big Data
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) COREP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) PPP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Quality Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Communications Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) COREP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei