Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 41 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 22 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.24% 2.85% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.84% 21.59% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 4
Swindon median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +34.69%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £251
90th Percentile £730 £463 £534
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £39.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +17.91% -12.99%

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 67 88 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 9.87% 13.21% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 88
Swindon median daily rate £463 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +7.32% -4.64%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £253
90th Percentile £673 £575 £558
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Swindon median hourly rate - - £37.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £46.43
% change year-on-year +11.84% -18.15% +204.43%

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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 15 August 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 15 August 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 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Office 365
4 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
4 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 5 (22.73%) Software Deployment
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SCCM
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Symantec
4 5 (22.73%) Skype
4 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (18.18%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 4 (18.18%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) ISTQB

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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 (22.73%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Power BI
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) Gatling
3 3 (13.64%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) MSI
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Hudson
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Automotive
4 2 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) MSI Packager
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Software Deployment
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.64%) SDET
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Data Management
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) People Management
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCDST
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Symantec
3 3 (13.64%) Veracode
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Unisys
5 1 (4.55%) VMware