Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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)
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 - +27
Contract jobs citing QA 2 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 1.64% 7.98% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 68.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
West Wales median daily rate - £475 -
Wales median daily rate £342 £425 £360
% change year-on-year -19.53% +18.06% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - £18.72

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 22 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 18.03% 11.66% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 11
West Wales median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £402 £430 £150
90th Percentile £670 £645 £625
Wales median daily rate £393 £425 £365
% change year-on-year -7.47% +16.44% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +108.33% -33.33%

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

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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 17 December 2017. 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 -10 2 - - 2
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) JBehave
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (100.00%) BrowserStack

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) JBehave
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared