The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.69% 1.44% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.68% 13.16% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £341 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £315 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 38 38 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 11.38% 10.95% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 50
Median daily rate £323 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £305 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Swindon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Swindon.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Swindon

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Swindon over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Swindon

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Office 365
4 4 (17.39%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.70%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Robot Framework
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Web Services
6 2 (8.70%) JMeter
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 2 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) PPP
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) JMeter
3 2 (8.70%) Robot Framework
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Designer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Deployment Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Office Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) LESS
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) ERP
3 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) TDD
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (4.35%) SOLID
4 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.35%) NEBOSH