Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 46 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 34 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.20% 2.36% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.33% 15.38% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 10
Swindon median daily rate £450 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +1.82% +25.00%
10th Percentile £323 £250 £298
90th Percentile £565 £450 £470
Wiltshire median daily rate £463 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +32.14% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +13.92% +105.19% -50.00%

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 75 104 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 9.27% 15.32% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 91
Swindon median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £241
90th Percentile £663 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £361
% change year-on-year +11.76% +17.65% -9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £49.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% -21.61% +226.23%

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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 20 October 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 20 October 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 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Finance
4 14 (41.18%) Selenium
5 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
6 10 (29.41%) Manual Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Banking
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 8 (23.53%) C#
8 8 (23.53%) Java
8 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
8 8 (23.53%) BDD
8 8 (23.53%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
9 7 (20.59%) QA Automation
10 6 (17.65%) Scrum
10 6 (17.65%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) REST
10 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (14.71%) WebdriverIO
11 5 (14.71%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (14.71%) Veracode
11 5 (14.71%) Gatling
11 5 (14.71%) SDET
11 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
11 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
11 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
11 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance 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 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Selenium
2 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
3 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.71%) Gatling
5 5 (14.71%) JMeter
5 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.82%) Bitbucket
6 3 (8.82%) JIRA
6 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.88%) MSI
8 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.94%) Hudson
8 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Automotive
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) QA Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Packager
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) REST
2 5 (14.71%) WebdriverIO
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Core
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) IVR
2 2 (5.88%) Robotics
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) QA Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (14.71%) SDET
7 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) API Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (11.76%) Presales
8 4 (11.76%) Software Deployment
9 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C#
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISEB
1 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) MCDST
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Veracode
3 4 (11.76%) SAP
3 4 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Unisys
5 1 (2.94%) VMware