The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Wiltshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 13 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.81% 1.04% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.29% 8.62% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 9
Average daily rate £225 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
85 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 11.85% 12.11% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 24
Average daily rate £451 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
South West

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -4 11 £180 -57.64% 9
Chippenham - - - - 3
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 15 (50.00%) Migration
1 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Publishing
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.00%) MS Office
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Management
5 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 2 (6.67%) Intranet
5 2 (6.67%) CMS
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Content Management Server
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) X.509
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
1 1 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Ant
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Mockito
1 1 (3.33%) Gradle
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Publishing
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Web Editor
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
4 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) PMO Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (3.33%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (3.33%) SAML
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) JFC
2 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.33%) Spring Security
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Guice
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Migration
1 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Content Management
3 2 (6.67%) Information Management
3 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Use Case
4 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.33%) Document Management
4 1 (3.33%) SWOT Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) Pegasus
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe