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 28 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)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 48 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13  
Contract jobs citing QA 16 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.35% 2.13% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.84% 14.74% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Median daily rate £338 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £433 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -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 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 101 95 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 14.81% 14.46% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 63 72
Median daily rate £350 £380 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.77% -18.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £54.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.19% +319.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Swindon +4 9 £341 +24.09% 2
Corsham +1 5 £329 -15.07%
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South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) Finance
5 8 (18.60%) Selenium
6 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
6 7 (16.28%) Java
6 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 6 (13.95%) Office 365
8 5 (11.63%) QMS
8 5 (11.63%) ISEB
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
8 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
10 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
10 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Web Services
10 3 (6.98%) ITIL
10 3 (6.98%) .NET
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.98%) Test Management
11 2 (4.65%) JMeter
11 2 (4.65%) TDD
11 2 (4.65%) Retail
11 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework

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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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
1 1 (2.33%) PPP
1 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) JMeter
3 2 (4.65%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.33%) TestNG
4 1 (2.33%) Toad
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Military
2 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) QA Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Quality Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Requirements Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) LESS
3 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.65%) NHS
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (11.63%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) QMS
3 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Test Management
5 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) ERP
6 2 (4.65%) Human Factors
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
6 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) F#
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.33%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.33%) MBA
6 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.33%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) HP
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle
1 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.33%) VMware