Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 16 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)
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 31 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -
Contract jobs citing QA 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 1.67% 3.74% 6.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 20.00% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
West Wales median daily rate £425 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £413 £438 £426
90th Percentile £438 £513 £488
Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% -11.76% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales 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 West Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 1.67% 18.69% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
West Wales median daily rate £425 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £438 £439
90th Percentile £438 £620 £700
Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £72.50
% change year-on-year +60.38% -63.45% +590.48%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Wales.

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Wales

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in West Wales

QA
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea +5 2 £425 -10.53% 2
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java