The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.75% 2.24% 0.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.98% 21.15% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
Average daily rate
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£218 £275 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% -34.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £169 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £368 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
QA
South West

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 Wiltshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
93 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.55% 10.61% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 39 42
Average daily rate £475 £425 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £283 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £476 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 28 November 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

QA
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 28 November 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
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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
Swindon -6 12 £215 -5.49% 7
Salisbury - 1 £250 - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Malmesbury - - - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) Intranet
2 7 (30.43%) Content Management
2 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Publishing
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Change Control
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) CMS
5 4 (17.39%) Document Management
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Network Management
6 3 (13.04%) Information Management
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Financial Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
1 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (17.39%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Intranet
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) SMTP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) PPP
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) FWSM
3 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Publishing
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Communications Officer
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Communications Officer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planner
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Editor
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Content Management
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Document Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Network Management
4 3 (13.04%) Information Management
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CCSE
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Postfix
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) YUM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) BMC
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) F5
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