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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.64% 0.71% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.71% 5.45% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -14.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
35 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.25% 13.10% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 29
Average daily rate £500 £451 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £366 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) SLA
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) TestDirector
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) SMTP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) BMC
5 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
5 1 (9.09%) Nokia
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Quality Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (9.09%) BMC
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Huawei