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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 18 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.67% 2.28% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.69% 17.24% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
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£288 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
65 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.24% 13.24% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 17
Average daily rate £475 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £166 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

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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

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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 1 September 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 1 September 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 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) System Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Document Management
4 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (10.00%) Spring
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) hybris
5 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE
5 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (10.00%) JMX
5 2 (10.00%) JDBC
5 2 (10.00%) JSP
5 2 (10.00%) Servlets
5 2 (10.00%) Struts
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) JBoss
5 2 (10.00%) Apache
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) JMS

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Expert
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) JDBC
1 2 (10.00%) JSP
1 2 (10.00%) Servlets
1 2 (10.00%) Struts
1 2 (10.00%) JMX
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
1 2 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (5.00%) WSDL
2 1 (5.00%) SAML
2 1 (5.00%) XACML
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Change Management
1 3 (15.00%) System Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (15.00%) Document Management
1 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Validation
2 2 (10.00%) SDLC
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) EMC