The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 12 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.05% 0.79% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 8.54% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 11
Median daily rate £375 £338 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
QA
UK

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
52 82 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.87% 9.28% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 33
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £334 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £588 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

QA
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +17 12 £375 +11.11% 8
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) TDD
4 10 (37.04%) Subversion
5 9 (33.33%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) JBoss
6 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
6 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) JUnit
6 8 (29.63%) Maven
6 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) JIRA
7 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Document Management
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
7 7 (25.93%) SOAP
7 7 (25.93%) XML
7 7 (25.93%) DbUnit
7 7 (25.93%) Spock
7 7 (25.93%) JSTS
8 6 (22.22%) OpenLayers
8 6 (22.22%) Gliffy
8 6 (22.22%) GeoServer
8 6 (22.22%) AngularJS

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 9 (33.33%) JBoss
2 6 (22.22%) Confluence
2 6 (22.22%) FileNet
2 6 (22.22%) GeoServer
2 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 6 (22.22%) LiveCycle
2 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.81%) CMS
4 3 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
5 2 (7.41%) Apache
6 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Gliffy
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 10 (37.04%) Subversion
3 8 (29.63%) JUnit
3 8 (29.63%) Maven
4 7 (25.93%) DbUnit
4 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) JIRA
4 7 (25.93%) Spock
4 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
5 6 (22.22%) Ant
5 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
5 6 (22.22%) Hudson
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.70%) Burp Suite
9 1 (3.70%) JBehave
9 1 (3.70%) JMeter
9 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Head of Test
5 1 (3.70%) ICT Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) jQuery
2 7 (25.93%) JSTS
2 7 (25.93%) SOAP
2 7 (25.93%) XML
3 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) Dojo
3 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 6 (22.22%) Java EE
3 6 (22.22%) Java SE
3 6 (22.22%) JPA
3 6 (22.22%) JRules
3 6 (22.22%) JSF
3 6 (22.22%) OpenLayers
3 6 (22.22%) REST
3 6 (22.22%) Spring
3 6 (22.22%) XSD
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) IPTV
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) New Media
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.93%) Document Management
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 3 (11.11%) User Stories
10 2 (7.41%) Content Management
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Web Development
10 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 3 (11.11%) BC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Adobe
1 6 (22.22%) ILOG
1 6 (22.22%) Kofax
1 6 (22.22%) Splunk
2 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
3 2 (7.41%) Alterian
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Genesys
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) SAP