Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 38 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 32 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 5.13% 3.38% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.48% 20.72% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 8
Swindon median daily rate £450 £394 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +22.09% +46.59%
10th Percentile £310 £309 £253
90th Percentile £726 £459 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +38.46% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 105 111 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 16.83% 16.32% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 88 74
Swindon median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £348 £262 £289
90th Percentile £626 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Swindon median hourly rate - - £122.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £34.75 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -15.24% -3.53% +183.33%

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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 18 February 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 18 February 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 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) User Stories
3 8 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (18.75%) Velocity
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
5 6 (18.75%) DevOps
5 6 (18.75%) People Management
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle Payroll
5 6 (18.75%) Automotive
5 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 6 (18.75%) Validation
5 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) ETL
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) Open Source
7 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) PMP
7 4 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
8 3 (9.38%) XML
8 3 (9.38%) CRM

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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 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Gatling
2 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.75%) Automotive
1 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Back Office
3 3 (9.38%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Automotive Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Payroll Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) PMO Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) Velocity
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Core
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) CSS3
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) User Stories
3 6 (18.75%) DevOps
3 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (18.75%) People Management
3 6 (18.75%) Process Improvement
3 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Validation
4 5 (15.63%) ETL
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.38%) API Development
6 3 (9.38%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) PMP
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Apigee
3 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Capita
4 1 (3.13%) Siebel
4 1 (3.13%) Veracode