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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing QA 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.76% 1.37% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.05% 13.89% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £500 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £633
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 £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
57 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.10% 9.86% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 17
Average daily rate £500 £433 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £374 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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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

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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

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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 22 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

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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 22 August 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 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Document Management
2 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) HTTP
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Broadband
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) Broadband
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Transition Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (33.33%) Document Management
1 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) Sophos
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle