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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 42 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.34% 1.14% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 17.65% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 1
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£350 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +68.75%
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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
66 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.39% 6.45% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 12
Average daily rate £350 £265 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -36.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £350 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.71 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.04% -60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.74 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £15.67 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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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

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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 28 £350 +133.33% 5
North Wales - - - -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Scrum
3 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.14%) Selenium
4 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
5 11 (18.97%) HP
5 11 (18.97%) ISEB
6 10 (17.24%) Project Management
6 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.24%) Maven
6 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.52%) SoapUI
7 9 (15.52%) REST
7 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
7 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (15.52%) Coaching
7 9 (15.52%) Degree
8 8 (13.79%) SOAP
8 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
8 8 (13.79%) User Stories
9 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
9 7 (12.07%) SQL
9 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Validation
10 6 (10.34%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (5.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.72%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) 4G
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
1 3 (5.17%) 3G
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
1 3 (5.17%) ADSL
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
1 3 (5.17%) DNS
1 3 (5.17%) LLU
1 3 (5.17%) 2G
2 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) Maven
3 9 (15.52%) SoapUI
4 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.17%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (5.17%) eggPlant
6 3 (5.17%) Ant
6 3 (5.17%) Toad
6 3 (5.17%) JIRA
7 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.72%) RubyMine
7 1 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.72%) JMeter
7 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 6 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) QA Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) QA Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.17%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Project Planner
8 3 (5.17%) Quality Manager
8 3 (5.17%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Integration Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) REST
2 8 (13.79%) SOAP
3 6 (10.34%) JSON
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 4 (6.90%) Web Services
6 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.17%) J2ME
6 3 (5.17%) WAP
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
8 1 (1.72%) HTML5
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
8 1 (1.72%) .NET
8 1 (1.72%) HTML
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Open Source
3 5 (8.62%) PMI
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.17%) Handset
6 2 (3.45%) Statistics
6 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.72%) User Experience
7 1 (1.72%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.10%) Scrum
3 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.24%) Project Management
5 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
6 9 (15.52%) Coaching
7 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 8 (13.79%) User Stories
8 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Validation
9 6 (10.34%) Migration
9 6 (10.34%) Service Management
9 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.62%) Line Management
10 5 (8.62%) Software Deployment
10 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) Scala
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) PMI Certification
4 5 (8.62%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) ISO 9000
1 5 (8.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Apple
3 3 (5.17%) Sun
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
3 3 (5.17%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.72%) Ventyx
4 1 (1.72%) ESRI
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Open Text
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