Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 31 44
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 31 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.25% 4.68% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.23% 26.55% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 9
Swindon median daily rate £450 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.14% +13.28%
10th Percentile £332 £256 £311
90th Percentile £570 £728 £478
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £450 £320
% change year-on-year - +40.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +13.92% +15.33% +22.32%

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 88 113 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 9.22% 17.63% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 91 85
Swindon median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £276
90th Percentile £700 £625 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £525 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate £27.25 - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.25 £39.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -31.01% -3.66% +1.23%

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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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) WebDriver
6 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
7 9 (29.03%) BDD
8 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.81%) REST
8 8 (25.81%) Banking
8 8 (25.81%) Scrum
9 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
10 6 (19.35%) WebdriverIO
10 6 (19.35%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
10 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (19.35%) API Testing
10 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.13%) Windows
11 5 (16.13%) C#
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (16.13%) Presales
12 4 (12.90%) SDET
12 4 (12.90%) Technical Leadership

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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 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (12.90%) Office 365
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) WebDriver
3 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.90%) JMeter
6 3 (9.68%) Gatling
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
6 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
7 2 (6.45%) MSI
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
8 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) QA Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Packager
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) UI Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) REST
2 6 (19.35%) WebdriverIO
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.68%) Node.js
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.45%) Ajax
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) HTML5
5 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 2 (6.45%) React
5 2 (6.45%) Redux
5 2 (6.45%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
3 2 (6.45%) IVR
3 2 (6.45%) Robotics
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Manual Testing
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) QA Automation
7 6 (19.35%) API Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
8 5 (16.13%) Presales
8 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (12.90%) SDET
9 4 (12.90%) Software Deployment
9 4 (12.90%) Technical Leadership
10 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
10 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.68%) DevOps
10 3 (9.68%) Performance Optimisation
10 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) MCDST
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Symantec
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Veracode
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle