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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 31 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.10% 1.41% 0.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.05% 10.20% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £269 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -23.83%
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
86 98 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 11.38% 13.80% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 21
Average daily rate £468 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +11.42%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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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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 +2 17 £288 -17.85%
Corsham - 3 £220 -
Salisbury - 3 £420 -
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 £260 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) User Experience
3 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (19.61%) Project Management
3 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.69%) Finance
5 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
6 7 (13.73%) ISEB
6 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Validation
7 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.80%) Python
7 5 (9.80%) SQL
8 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.84%) Windows
8 4 (7.84%) Linux
8 4 (7.84%) Apache
8 4 (7.84%) Web Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Degree
8 4 (7.84%) Change Management
8 4 (7.84%) Retail
9 3 (5.88%) Document Management
9 3 (5.88%) TDD
9 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
9 3 (5.88%) CMS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) CMS
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) LDAP
1 2 (3.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
2 15 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Tester
4 3 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 3 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Designer
4 3 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Defect Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
6 1 (1.96%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) J2EE
2 2 (3.92%) JMS
2 2 (3.92%) JDBC
2 2 (3.92%) JSP
2 2 (3.92%) Servlets
2 2 (3.92%) Struts
2 2 (3.92%) JMX
2 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.92%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) XACML
3 1 (1.96%) XSD
3 1 (1.96%) WSDL
3 1 (1.96%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) User Experience
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Graphic Design
2 3 (5.88%) Video Editing
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) DataPower
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Project Management
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
4 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Validation
5 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.84%) Web Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.88%) SDLC
7 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.88%) System Testing
7 3 (5.88%) TDD
7 3 (5.88%) Document Management
7 3 (5.88%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.92%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
1 5 (9.80%) Python
2 3 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) C++
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) C
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
4 7 (13.73%) ISEB
5 4 (7.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
1 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Adobe
2 2 (3.92%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) VMware
2 2 (3.92%) hybris
3 1 (1.96%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) EMC
3 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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