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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.30% 1.48% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.20% 9.38% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £358 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -24.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £279 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £388 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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
41 64 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.62% 15.80% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 52 19
Average daily rate £500 £465 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £348 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +7.76%

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 30 June 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
1 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Huawei
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.67%) DataPower
4 1 (6.67%) XACML
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Quality Manager
4 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Python Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XSD
1 1 (6.67%) WSDL
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
1 1 (6.67%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei
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