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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 28 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing QA 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.07% 0.92% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.42% 6.82% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 7
Median daily rate £425 £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +48.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £500 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 53 44 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 15.41% 13.46% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 58
Median daily rate £425 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (28.57%) Office 365
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) ISEB
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Spring
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) MySQL
6 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) PMP
6 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (9.52%) CA
6 2 (9.52%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) TDD

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Top Related 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 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) JMeter
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.76%) JBehave
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Office Manager
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) Dropwizard
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) Sass
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) BDD
4 1 (4.76%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.52%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MBA
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) CA
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco