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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.40% 0.89% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.31% 11.90% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £320 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £480 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
97 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 13.62% 7.49% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 21 20
Average daily rate £475 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £343 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £8.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -66.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 0 10 £350 -30.00% 3
Bradford-on-Avon - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (35.29%) Resource Management
3 5 (29.41%) Document Management
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Information Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Network Management
6 2 (11.76%) Change Control
6 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) IPsec
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) IPsec
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) Broadband
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Transition Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (35.29%) Resource Management
2 5 (29.41%) Document Management
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Pegasus
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) VMware