The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 16 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.22% 2.66% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 51.72% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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 Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
50 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.93% 5.14% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 10
Average daily rate £350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £476 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.56 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.97% +30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -17.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Wales region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Wales region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -7 6 £375 +66.66% 7
West Wales - 5 £400 - 1
North Wales - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
4 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (29.17%) SQL
6 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.92%) Selenium
7 11 (22.92%) Validation
8 10 (20.83%) XML
8 10 (20.83%) ISEB
8 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
9 9 (18.75%) JSON
10 8 (16.67%) Degree
10 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 8 (16.67%) Open Source
10 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 8 (16.67%) Migration
11 7 (14.58%) HP
11 7 (14.58%) Project Management
11 7 (14.58%) SOAP
11 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
11 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
11 7 (14.58%) Maven
11 7 (14.58%) Coaching
12 6 (12.50%) User Stories
12 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 6 (12.50%) Computer Science

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
1 3 (6.25%) ADSL
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
1 3 (6.25%) WAN
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
1 3 (6.25%) LLU
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (8.33%) QlikView
3 3 (6.25%) SAP BW
4 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
2 7 (14.58%) Maven
3 5 (10.42%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
1 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) QA Manager
4 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Quality Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) QlikView Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 9 (18.75%) JSON
3 7 (14.58%) SOAP
4 6 (12.50%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) VXML
5 3 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
6 1 (2.08%) Ajax
6 1 (2.08%) CSS3
6 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Open Source
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.42%) PMI
5 3 (6.25%) IVR
5 3 (6.25%) User Experience
6 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
6 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
4 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.92%) Validation
7 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.67%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) Project Management
9 7 (14.58%) Coaching
10 6 (12.50%) User Stories
10 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Service Management
11 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.42%) TDD
11 5 (10.42%) Data Management
11 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.42%) Software Deployment
12 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) PMI Certification
4 5 (10.42%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 9000
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) HP
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Avaya
4 2 (4.17%) Aprimo
4 2 (4.17%) Teradata
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales, Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Rate: £36,132 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago