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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
Rank 56 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 9 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.34% 1.96% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.89% 15.12% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £288 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £314 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £405 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
91 86 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.50% 12.97% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 22
Median daily rate £425 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £138 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £28.75 £48.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.10% +336.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +11 7 £235 -41.61% 3
West Wales - 1 £413 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (62.00%) Selenium
2 31 (62.00%) SQL
3 27 (54.00%) Java
3 27 (54.00%) Cucumber
4 24 (48.00%) XML
4 24 (48.00%) Windows
4 24 (48.00%) JSON
4 24 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (46.00%) Scrum
5 23 (46.00%) JUnit
6 22 (44.00%) Linux
6 22 (44.00%) CSS
6 22 (44.00%) Unix
6 22 (44.00%) JBehave
6 22 (44.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (42.00%) WebLogic
7 21 (42.00%) HTML
8 20 (40.00%) Automated Testing
8 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 20 (40.00%) Mentoring
8 20 (40.00%) Dropwizard
9 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
10 14 (28.00%) Software Delivery
11 12 (24.00%) Finance
12 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
13 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
14 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
14 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (14.00%) Waterfall

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 (42.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) GIS
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (62.00%) Selenium
2 27 (54.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (46.00%) JUnit
4 22 (44.00%) JBehave
5 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.00%) JMeter
6 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.00%) JIRA
7 3 (6.00%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (6.00%) The Grinder
7 3 (6.00%) WinRunner
8 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) XML Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) JSON
1 24 (48.00%) XML
2 22 (44.00%) CSS
3 21 (42.00%) HTML
4 20 (40.00%) Dropwizard
5 6 (12.00%) SOAP
6 4 (8.00%) .NET
7 3 (6.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Scrum
3 22 (44.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 20 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 14 (28.00%) Software Delivery
6 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.00%) BDD
9 5 (10.00%) Change Management
9 5 (10.00%) TDD
10 4 (8.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) SQL
2 27 (54.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) Groovy
3 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) HNC
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) HP
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Siebel
4 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.00%) Workday