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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 8 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.89% 3.17% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.04% 62.86% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £456 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
57 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.32% 5.04% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 13
Average daily rate £393 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £518 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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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

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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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -13 6 £325 -7.14% 7
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) MS Project
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.11%) Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (11.11%) V-Model
5 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) SAS
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Magnolia
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Project
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Workshop
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 2 (11.11%) Electronics
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Project Planner
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) DTV
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) BBC
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) RUP
3 2 (11.11%) DSDM
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Teradata
3 1 (5.56%) RightScale
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