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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
Rank 42 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 18 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.83% 1.51% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.47% 16.36% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Median daily rate £413 £325 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £314 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £387 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.72 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
68 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.69% 9.24% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 27
Median daily rate £475 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £138 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £417 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +56.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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

QA
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +10 10 £413 +20.43% 2
West Wales - 6 £444 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (65.57%) Selenium
3 36 (59.02%) Cucumber
4 31 (50.82%) SQL
5 26 (42.62%) Java
6 24 (39.34%) Windows
6 24 (39.34%) XML
6 24 (39.34%) JSON
6 24 (39.34%) Scrum
6 24 (39.34%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (37.70%) JUnit
8 22 (36.07%) CSS
8 22 (36.07%) Unix
8 22 (36.07%) Linux
8 22 (36.07%) JBehave
9 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
9 21 (34.43%) HTML
9 21 (34.43%) WebLogic
9 21 (34.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (32.79%) Mentoring
10 20 (32.79%) Dropwizard
10 20 (32.79%) Automated Testing
11 16 (26.23%) SC Cleared
12 15 (24.59%) Performance Testing
12 15 (24.59%) TDD
12 15 (24.59%) Finance
12 15 (24.59%) BDD
13 14 (22.95%) Software Delivery
14 13 (21.31%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (21.31%) User Stories

QA
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 21 (34.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.64%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (65.57%) Selenium
2 36 (59.02%) Cucumber
3 23 (37.70%) JUnit
4 22 (36.07%) JBehave
5 10 (16.39%) SoapUI
5 10 (16.39%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.56%) JIRA
6 4 (6.56%) JMeter
6 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.92%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (4.92%) The Grinder
7 3 (4.92%) WinRunner
8 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Publishing
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Developer
2 23 (37.70%) Analyst
2 23 (37.70%) Java Developer
3 13 (21.31%) QA Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (6.56%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Finance Business Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.92%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) JSON
1 24 (39.34%) XML
2 22 (36.07%) CSS
3 21 (34.43%) HTML
4 20 (32.79%) Dropwizard
5 6 (9.84%) SOAP
6 4 (6.56%) .NET
7 3 (4.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Fintech
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Scrum
3 21 (34.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (32.79%) Automated Testing
4 20 (32.79%) Mentoring
5 15 (24.59%) BDD
5 15 (24.59%) Performance Testing
5 15 (24.59%) TDD
6 14 (22.95%) Software Delivery
7 13 (21.31%) Exploratory Testing
7 13 (21.31%) User Stories
8 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
9 11 (18.03%) API Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (14.75%) Waterfall
11 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.84%) Change Management
12 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
13 5 (8.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) C
3 3 (4.92%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Groovy
3 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (26.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) SAP
3 3 (4.92%) Siebel
4 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.64%) Genesys
4 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.64%) Workday