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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.84% 1.23% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.69% 11.76% 20.83%
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 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
58 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.74% 10.43% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 22
Average daily rate £475 £433 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £400 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Document Management
2 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) Network Management
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) IPsec
3 2 (11.76%) Broadband
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) FWSM
4 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Transition Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (29.41%) Document Management
1 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Information Management
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCSE
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) YUM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) BMC
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) F5