Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing QA 40 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.13% 3.13% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.41% 15.63% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 35
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +9.24% -8.46%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £209
90th Percentile £725 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -3.13% +15.94% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Wiltshire median hourly rate £39.50 £19.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.19% -47.26% -
10th Percentile £38.25 £7.68 £29.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £32.23 £43.35
South West median hourly rate £36.00 £8.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +323.53% -76.71% -

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 196 256 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 15.35% 20.03% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 206 174
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -9.06% -3.15%
10th Percentile £278 £213 £263
90th Percentile £622 £575 £571
South West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Wiltshire median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +6.17% +89.74%
10th Percentile £38.25 £23.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.75 £77.50 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -0.62% +31.97%

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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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Swindon +10 31 £450 +24.14% 4
Corsham -4 2 £308 -11.96%
Salisbury -5 1 £530 +30.86%
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South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (27.50%) Java
5 10 (25.00%) CRM
6 9 (22.50%) .NET
6 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) DevOps
9 6 (15.00%) Open Source
9 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Validation
9 6 (15.00%) Oracle Payroll
9 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Velocity
10 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) ITIL
10 5 (12.50%) ETL
10 5 (12.50%) ISO 9001
10 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.50%) People Management

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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 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Billing
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Payroll Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Coordinator
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) Velocity
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.50%) JSON
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.00%) LESS
5 2 (5.00%) Visualforce
5 2 (5.00%) WSDL
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) CSS3
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) CRM
3 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.50%) DevOps
5 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.00%) Open Source
5 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (15.00%) Validation
6 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 5 (12.50%) ETL
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) People Management
6 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) Apex Code
5 2 (5.00%) SOQL
5 2 (5.00%) SOSL
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.00%) PMP
2 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Apigee
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com