Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 9 December 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)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 54 47
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 41 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.30% 2.95% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.81% 20.00% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 29
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% +8.79%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £213
90th Percentile £564 £725 £473
South West median daily rate £406 £395 £352
% change year-on-year +2.85% +12.14% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +15.33% -6.16%
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -25.37% -8.22%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 188 185 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 10.56% 14.74% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 141 217
Wiltshire median daily rate £500 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +24.14% -8.23%
10th Percentile £304 £281 £213
90th Percentile £638 £623 £575
South West median daily rate £438 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +6.71% +5.13% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -3.66% +1.23%
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.18% -6.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Swindon -9 32 £450 - 8
Corsham -9 4 £438 +41.98%
Salisbury -29 1 £495 -6.60% 1
Chippenham - 1 - - 1
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South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (41.46%) Test Automation
2 14 (34.15%) Finance
3 13 (31.71%) Selenium
4 10 (24.39%) WebDriver
4 10 (24.39%) Java
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
5 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) BDD
5 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
6 8 (19.51%) REST
6 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
7 7 (17.07%) C#
7 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
7 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.07%) Banking
8 6 (14.63%) Windows
8 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
8 6 (14.63%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (14.63%) WebdriverIO
8 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (12.20%) API Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Presales
9 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.20%) SQL Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (9.76%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.88%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) SSH
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) WebDriver
3 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
4 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.76%) JIRA
6 3 (7.32%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.32%) Gatling
6 3 (7.32%) JMeter
6 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.88%) MSI
7 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.44%) Hudson
8 1 (2.44%) JBehave
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Legal
4 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.88%) Automotive
5 2 (4.88%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Consultant
2 5 (12.20%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Automation Consultant
2 5 (12.20%) QA Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Tester
4 3 (7.32%) Applications Packager
4 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.88%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) REST
2 6 (14.63%) WebdriverIO
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) IVR
3 2 (4.88%) Robotics
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (41.46%) Test Automation
2 9 (21.95%) BDD
2 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
2 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
2 9 (21.95%) Scrum
3 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
4 5 (12.20%) API Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Presales
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps
5 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
5 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 7 (17.07%) C#
2 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) PMP
4 1 (2.44%) MCDST
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) Ansible
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) SAP
2 4 (9.76%) Symantec
3 3 (7.32%) Veracode
4 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Unisys
5 1 (2.44%) VMware