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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 34 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing QA 26 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.07% 2.74% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.42% 18.75% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 17
Median daily rate £425 £310 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.09% -12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £249 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £352 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 111 96 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 17.37% 14.61% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 83
Median daily rate £400 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £243 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +193.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Swindon +12 14 £425 -15.00% 2
Corsham -5 7 £400 +29.03%
Salisbury +4 3 £495 +57.14%
QA
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
4 10 (18.52%) Finance
5 9 (16.67%) Project Management
5 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.96%) Selenium
6 7 (12.96%) Java
6 7 (12.96%) Office 365
7 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (11.11%) C#
7 6 (11.11%) C++
7 6 (11.11%) ITIL
7 6 (11.11%) ISEB
7 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.26%) System Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.41%) JIRA
9 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
9 4 (7.41%) SDLC
9 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.41%) iPad
10 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
10 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (5.56%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Line Management
10 3 (5.56%) Linux
10 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.56%) ISTQB

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Top Related 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 2 (3.70%) Confluence
1 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) FTP
3 1 (1.85%) SNMP
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
3 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.70%) JMeter
4 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.85%) JBehave
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) MSI
5 1 (1.85%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.56%) Military
4 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.70%) Automotive
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Analyst
1 12 (22.22%) Tester
2 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 6 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) QA Manager
3 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Developer
4 3 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Quality Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Requirements Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Designer
5 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Spring
2 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) Dropwizard
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) JSON
2 2 (3.70%) Sass
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) iPad
3 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.70%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
4 5 (9.26%) System Testing
5 4 (7.41%) SDLC
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Line Management
6 3 (5.56%) Scrum
6 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.56%) TDD
7 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Requirements Management
7 2 (3.70%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) C#
2 6 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.70%) PMP
6 1 (1.85%) APMP
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.85%) MBA
6 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) CA
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco
1 2 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
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