The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 9 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.68% 3.48% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.15% 23.94% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 10
Median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £398 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
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
47 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.99% 14.52% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 58
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £303 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
5 2 (12.50%) SCORM
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Learning Management System
5 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) Content Development
6 1 (6.25%) Compliance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
6 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (6.25%) Sencha
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
3 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Java Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Web Automation Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Web Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Author
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Instructional Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Author
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
1 2 (12.50%) Learning Management System
1 2 (12.50%) SCORM
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Content Development
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Compliance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk and Compliance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) IISP
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) PCI QSA
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Sencha