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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 66 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 34 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.21% 1.45% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.48% 14.08% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 16
Median daily rate £425 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £321 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £405 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.72 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
84 71 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.40% 10.32% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 40
Median daily rate £475 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £297 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £530 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.86 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.26% -22.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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

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 8 December 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 +10 14 £414 +14.93% 3
West Wales - 13 £475 - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (67.74%) Selenium
3 36 (58.06%) Cucumber
4 31 (50.00%) SQL
5 25 (40.32%) Java
5 25 (40.32%) Windows
5 25 (40.32%) Scrum
5 25 (40.32%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (37.10%) Unix
6 23 (37.10%) JUnit
6 23 (37.10%) JSON
7 22 (35.48%) Linux
7 22 (35.48%) JBehave
8 21 (33.87%) XML
8 21 (33.87%) CSS
9 20 (32.26%) WebLogic
9 20 (32.26%) HTML
9 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
9 20 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (30.65%) Mentoring
10 19 (30.65%) Dropwizard
10 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
11 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
11 16 (25.81%) Performance Testing
11 16 (25.81%) Finance
11 16 (25.81%) Software Delivery
11 16 (25.81%) BDD
12 15 (24.19%) User Stories
12 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
13 14 (22.58%) TDD

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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 20 (32.26%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (67.74%) Selenium
2 36 (58.06%) Cucumber
3 23 (37.10%) JUnit
4 22 (35.48%) JBehave
5 10 (16.13%) SpecFlow
6 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.45%) JIRA
7 4 (6.45%) JMeter
7 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.84%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.84%) The Grinder
8 3 (4.84%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Analyst
2 22 (35.48%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 14 (22.58%) QA Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Test Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) QA Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Agile Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Finance Business Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.10%) JSON
2 21 (33.87%) CSS
2 21 (33.87%) XML
3 20 (32.26%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) Dropwizard
5 4 (6.45%) SOAP
6 3 (4.84%) J2EE
7 2 (3.23%) .NET
7 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (40.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Fintech
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 23 (37.10%) Unix
3 22 (35.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
4 19 (30.65%) Mentoring
5 16 (25.81%) BDD
5 16 (25.81%) Performance Testing
5 16 (25.81%) Software Delivery
6 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
6 15 (24.19%) User Stories
7 14 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
7 14 (22.58%) TDD
8 11 (17.74%) API Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.68%) Change Management
10 6 (9.68%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) SQL
2 25 (40.32%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) C
3 3 (4.84%) C#
3 3 (4.84%) Groovy
3 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Siebel
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) Genesys
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.61%) Workday