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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 42 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 19 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.79% 2.87% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.11% 22.73% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £275 £319 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £264 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £533 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +6.19%

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
90 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 13.24% 12.64% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 69
Median daily rate £400 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £230 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +183.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Corsham - 5 £288 - 1
Swindon +7 4 £425 -2.85% 7
Chippenham - 3 £225 -
Salisbury +6 1 £300 -4.76%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Project Management
4 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) C++
6 5 (10.64%) HTML
6 5 (10.64%) Java
6 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Banking
6 5 (10.64%) System Testing
6 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.64%) Selenium
6 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) iPad
7 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Finance
7 4 (8.51%) .NET
7 4 (8.51%) ISEB
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Web Services
8 3 (6.38%) Firewall
8 3 (6.38%) MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
8 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.38%) ISTQB

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 (4.26%) Confluence
1 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
1 3 (6.38%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (2.13%) FTP
3 1 (2.13%) Skype
3 1 (2.13%) SNMP
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Selenium
2 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) JBehave
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) LSMW
4 1 (2.13%) MSI
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.26%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Military
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Tester
2 6 (12.77%) Coordinator
2 6 (12.77%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Author
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.38%) jQuery
3 3 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (6.38%) Node.js
3 3 (6.38%) REST
3 3 (6.38%) WCF
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) Dropwizard
4 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) Sass
4 2 (4.26%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.26%) Learning Management System
3 2 (4.26%) SCORM
3 2 (4.26%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.26%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Project Management
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) SDLC
3 5 (10.64%) System Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Automation Testing
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
5 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Content Development
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Process Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) C++
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) ISEB
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.26%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) APMP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Sencha
2 2 (4.26%) CA
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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