The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 22 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 48 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23  
Contract jobs citing QA 21 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.38% 1.80% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.39% 15.15% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 8
Median daily rate £342 £375 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +25.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -58.38%  

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 Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 103 66 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 16.56% 11.85% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 55 76
Median daily rate £368 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £295 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £72.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.51% +525.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £70.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £74.00 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wales over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +10 20 £342 -8.80% 7
West Wales - 1 £475 - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (30.30%) Cucumber
3 10 (30.30%) Selenium
3 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 6 (18.18%) JIRA
6 6 (18.18%) Oracle
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.18%) IBM
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (15.15%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (15.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (15.15%) Regulatory Compliance
7 5 (15.15%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
7 5 (15.15%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) Use Case
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Subversion
8 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) Git (software)

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.03%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) GIS
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Cucumber
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) JIRA
3 5 (15.15%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (15.15%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.12%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Lead Tester
5 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.03%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.03%) iSeries
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Test Automation
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Regulatory Compliance
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) Use Case
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Product Management
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.03%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) IBM
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Blue Prism
4 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee
4 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago