The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 31 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 14 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.14% 3.61% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.29% 32.39% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £300 £275 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £211 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £420 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +91.02%
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
69 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.57% 11.15% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 73
Median daily rate £380 £480 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £54.50 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+319.23% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wiltshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon 0 5 £275 - 2
Salisbury -5 3 £393 -6.54%
Corsham -5 1 £388 +61.45%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) Selenium
5 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.88%) MS Office
7 7 (21.88%) ISEB
7 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
8 6 (18.75%) QMS
8 6 (18.75%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) JIRA
9 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Test Management
11 3 (9.38%) Java
11 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (6.25%) CMS
12 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (6.25%) IBM
12 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Coordinator
5 4 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Project Planner
6 3 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) QMS
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 2 (6.25%) Line Management
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Workflow
9 1 (3.13%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.13%) Microservices
9 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (21.88%) ISEB
5 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.25%) APMP
7 1 (3.13%) CISSP
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) IISP
7 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.13%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (3.13%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
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