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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 16 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.30% 3.02% 1.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.78% 29.23% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 5
Average daily rate
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£385 £180 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.81%
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
77 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 11.06% 10.33% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 35
Average daily rate £513 £451 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% +17.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £180 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +190.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 -10 9 £320 +77.77% 5
Trowbridge - 2 £550 - 1
Chippenham - - - - 3
Salisbury - - - - 3
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Intranet
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (24.14%) Content Management
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (20.69%) Publishing
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.79%) SLA
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) CMS
5 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
5 4 (13.79%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) MS Project
6 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (24.14%) SharePoint
1 7 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (13.79%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Intranet
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) SMTP
3 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) PPP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.90%) OLTP
1 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (20.69%) Publishing
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Quality Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Communications Officer
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Project Planner
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Communications Officer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Web Editor
5 1 (3.45%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Python Programmer
5 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
1 2 (6.90%) XSD
1 2 (6.90%) WSDL
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
1 2 (6.90%) Java EE
1 2 (6.90%) JSON
1 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Content Management
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.90%) People Management
7 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
7 2 (6.90%) BPMN
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) B2B
7 2 (6.90%) B2C
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.45%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Postfix
2 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) BMC
2 3 (10.34%) F5
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Nokia
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
2 3 (10.34%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £295 - £320 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £199.88 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £191.62 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago