The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Swindon region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.43% 1.43% 1.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.92% 11.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Average daily rate £180 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.64% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.38% 12.50% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 13
Average daily rate £451 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
Wiltshire

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 16 April 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (53.57%) Migration
1 15 (53.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.71%) Publishing
5 3 (10.71%) Banking
5 3 (10.71%) Retail
5 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 2 (7.14%) Content Management
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) CMS
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) MS Office
6 2 (7.14%) Content Management Server
6 2 (7.14%) Intranet
6 2 (7.14%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) ISEB
6 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Use Case
7 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
7 1 (3.57%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Content Management Server
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) X.509
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
1 1 (3.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Gradle
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Mockito
1 1 (3.57%) Ant
1 1 (3.57%) JUnit
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Publishing
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Web Editor
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) PMO Lead
4 1 (3.57%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.57%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Guice
1 1 (3.57%) SAML
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
1 1 (3.57%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.57%) Open Source
1 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Migration
1 15 (53.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.14%) Content Management
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (7.14%) Change Control
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Use Case
4 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) IBM