Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 48 39
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 30 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.29% 2.65% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.42% 14.40% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 18
Swindon median daily rate £450 £363 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +26.09% -11.54%
10th Percentile £286 £311 £221
90th Percentile £728 £478 £498
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £325 £298
% change year-on-year +38.46% +9.24% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Swindon median hourly rate - - £45.00
Wiltshire median hourly rate £39.50 £19.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year +105.19% -47.26% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 118 125 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 16.88% 18.41% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 99 118
Swindon median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% -2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £241 £296
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Swindon median hourly rate - - £15.25
Wiltshire median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -8.14% +6.17% +89.74%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Oracle
3 10 (33.33%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (26.67%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) CRM
5 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (20.00%) DevOps
6 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (20.00%) Velocity
6 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (16.67%) ETL
7 5 (16.67%) Open Source
8 4 (13.33%) User Stories
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.33%) People Management
8 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
8 4 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
8 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Payroll Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) Velocity
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.00%) JSON
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.67%) LESS
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) CRM
2 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
4 5 (16.67%) Open Source
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (13.33%) Data Security
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 4 (13.33%) Service Management
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) User Stories
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.67%) PMP
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Apigee
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft