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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 31 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 14 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.97% 0.53% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.42% 5.26% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Median daily rate £425 £323 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £321 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £325 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
53 38 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.01% 10.11% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 48
Median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £122.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +716.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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
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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 6 (27.27%) Office 365
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Banking
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (9.09%) Firewall
7 2 (9.09%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) XML
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (9.09%) C#
7 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
7 2 (9.09%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) JavaScript

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 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Project Office Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Dropwizard
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) JSON
3 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 2 (9.09%) MVC
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) BDD
4 1 (4.55%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MBA
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) CA
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco
1 2 (9.09%) Sencha
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