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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 39 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 3 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.78% 1.65% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.50% 11.86% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 18
Average daily rate £323 £358 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.79% +98.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
QA
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
40 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.44% 13.88% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 33
Average daily rate £425 £513 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +19.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £385 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £122.50 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+716.66% -58.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) V-Model
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) PMI
5 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) Informatica
6 1 (7.14%) W3C
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Siebel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Expert
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Call Centre Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
2 3 (21.43%) System Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) V-Model
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Informatica
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Siebel