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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 74 45
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -29
Contract jobs citing QA 25 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.16% 0.77% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.64% 8.14% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 17
Median daily rate £425 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% +26.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £601 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +27.90%
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
56 86 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.32% 9.51% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 30
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £535 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +35 22 £425 +25.92% 4
North Wales - 1 £433 -
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Selenium
3 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
4 17 (45.95%) BDD
5 16 (43.24%) User Stories
6 15 (40.54%) TDD
7 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
7 13 (35.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
9 11 (29.73%) Performance Testing
9 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (29.73%) API Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Finance
11 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (18.92%) Publishing
12 7 (18.92%) Scrum
12 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
13 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
14 5 (13.51%) Validation
14 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
14 5 (13.51%) C#
14 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
14 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
15 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
15 4 (10.81%) Sitecore
15 4 (10.81%) SQL
15 4 (10.81%) .NET
15 4 (10.81%) Oracle
15 4 (10.81%) ISEB
15 4 (10.81%) CMS

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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 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
2 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (8.11%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
3 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.11%) Subversion
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
6 2 (5.41%) JUnit
6 2 (5.41%) Maven
6 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.70%) DbUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.70%) JBehave
7 1 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.70%) JMeter
7 1 (2.70%) Spock
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) QA Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Tester
7 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
8 2 (5.41%) QA Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Software Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) JSTS
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.70%) IPTV
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) New Media
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
3 17 (45.95%) BDD
4 16 (43.24%) User Stories
5 15 (40.54%) TDD
6 13 (35.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (29.73%) API Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (29.73%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
9 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Validation
12 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
12 3 (8.11%) DevOps
12 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
12 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.41%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
1 4 (10.81%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.41%) Alterian
2 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Genesys
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago