Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 43 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 21 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.72% 3.16% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 22.11% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
Swindon median daily rate £413 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +31.78% -4.80%
10th Percentile £313 £341 £251
90th Percentile £643 £466 £469
Wiltshire median daily rate £445 £359 £305
% change year-on-year +24.04% +17.62% -16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £34.88 -

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 66 95 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 11.68% 14.31% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 65
Swindon median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.99% -18.82%
10th Percentile £316 £259 £288
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Swindon median hourly rate - - £80.00
Wiltshire median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +10.71% -24.32% +208.33%

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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 23 May 2018.

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 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 6 (28.57%) Office 365
3 6 (28.57%) User Stories
3 6 (28.57%) People Management
3 6 (28.57%) Automotive
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) Symantec
4 5 (23.81%) Software Deployment
4 5 (23.81%) Skype
4 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) SCCM
5 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 3 (14.29%) MSI
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) Docker
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing

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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 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
2 2 (9.52%) Gatling
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (28.57%) Automotive
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automotive Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Packager
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) MSI Packager
5 2 (9.52%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Technologist
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Technologist
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Technologist
6 1 (4.76%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) People Management
3 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 6 (28.57%) User Stories
4 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (23.81%) Software Deployment
5 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching
6 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Docker
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Symantec
3 3 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 2 (9.52%) Veracode
5 1 (4.76%) Capita
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Siebel