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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 14 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.99% 2.04% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.72% 15.56% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 18
Average daily rate £315 £395 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.25% +119.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
79 90 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 11.24% 13.12% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 38
Average daily rate £373 £500 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.50% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £355 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £15.00 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.60 £15.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 3 £323 -9.79% 6
Salisbury - 2 £315 -
Corsham -4 1 £310 -37.68% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
2 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) MS Office
6 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
6 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
6 7 (18.92%) ISEB
6 7 (18.92%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
8 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) QMS
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.81%) Degree
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
10 3 (8.11%) APMP
10 3 (8.11%) System Testing
10 3 (8.11%) ETL
10 3 (8.11%) Informatica
10 3 (8.11%) HND
10 3 (8.11%) C
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle
10 3 (8.11%) Change Management
11 2 (5.41%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
11 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
11 2 (5.41%) Telecoms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (5.41%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Software Team Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (10.81%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Associate Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 2 (5.41%) ETL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Project Planner
7 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) PMI
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
2 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) QMS
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) ETL
5 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.11%) System Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.41%) Coaching
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) V-Model
6 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C
2 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) ISEB
4 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
5 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
7 3 (8.11%) APMP
7 3 (8.11%) HND
8 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.70%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Informatica
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Siebel
Corsham, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago