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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 15 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.27% 3.49% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.05% 32.73% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 7
Average daily rate
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£390 £180 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -43.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £180 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £23.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -23.14%
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
88 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 13.31% 10.66% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 42
Average daily rate £500 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -25.43%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Swindon -23 8 £340 +88.88% 3
Trowbridge - 2 £550 -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 10 (33.33%) Project Management
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (23.33%) Intranet
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (23.33%) Content Management
4 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Publishing
4 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.33%) CMS
6 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) SLA
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) BMC
7 3 (10.00%) Nokia
7 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.00%) Remedy
7 3 (10.00%) MS Project
7 3 (10.00%) UNIX
7 3 (10.00%) Windows
7 3 (10.00%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (23.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Intranet
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) PPP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.67%) OLTP
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Publishing
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Quality Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Architect
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (10.00%) Administrator
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (10.00%) Communications Officer
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Communications Officer
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Project Planner
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Programmer
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Office Support
4 1 (3.33%) Web Editor
4 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) REST
1 2 (6.67%) JSON
1 2 (6.67%) Java EE
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) XSD
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
1 2 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Solaris
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (23.33%) Content Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) SOA
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) Information Management
6 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (6.67%) People Management
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.67%) C
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PHP
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.33%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Postfix
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) BMC
2 3 (10.00%) Nokia
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (10.00%) Remedy
2 3 (10.00%) F5
3 2 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Sophos
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat