The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Wales region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 18 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.35% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 16.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
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£352 £340 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £264 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £455 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.22% 4.62% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 12
Average daily rate £400 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £249 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £540 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
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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

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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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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 23 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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 -12 12 £376 +7.42% 4
West Wales - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (33.33%) SQL
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 9 (23.08%) Selenium
3 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
4 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Maven
4 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA
4 8 (20.51%) Ant
4 8 (20.51%) SOAP
4 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
4 8 (20.51%) HP
4 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
4 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.95%) Sun
5 7 (17.95%) Apple
5 7 (17.95%) 3G
5 7 (17.95%) WAP
5 7 (17.95%) Toad
5 7 (17.95%) Apache
5 7 (17.95%) J2ME
5 7 (17.95%) Web Services
5 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
5 7 (17.95%) 2G
5 7 (17.95%) Handset

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (17.95%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
1 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) 3G
1 7 (17.95%) 2G
1 7 (17.95%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
2 8 (20.51%) Ant
2 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
2 8 (20.51%) Maven
2 8 (20.51%) JIRA
3 7 (17.95%) Toad
3 7 (17.95%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (17.95%) eggPlant
4 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) JBehave
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) QA Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Project Planner
5 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) J2ME
2 7 (17.95%) WAP
2 7 (17.95%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Handset
1 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.13%) Statistics
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) System Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.69%) Change Management
8 3 (7.69%) V-Model
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Groovy
2 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) Apple
3 7 (17.95%) Sun
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.56%) Informatica
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