Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 40 44
Rank change year-on-year -43 +4 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 36 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.87% 3.73% 3.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.90% 26.17% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 38
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% +4.00%
10th Percentile £325 £280 £213
90th Percentile £550 £720 £458
South West median daily rate £438 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +40.00%

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 213 149 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.06% 14.24% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 119 219
Wiltshire median daily rate £525 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £204
90th Percentile £650 £636 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Wiltshire median hourly rate £15.00 £34.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.83% -15.24% -3.53%
10th Percentile £10.60 £26.18 £27.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £42.33 £77.50
South West median hourly rate £36.88 £27.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +36.57% -28.95% -9.52%

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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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -20 30 £450 - 8
Corsham - 3 £456 -
Chippenham - 1 - - 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) Selenium
6 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
6 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 9 (25.00%) BDD
7 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (22.22%) Banking
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) REST
8 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 7 (19.44%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) API Testing
10 6 (16.67%) QA Automation
10 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) SDET
11 5 (13.89%) Presales
11 5 (13.89%) WebdriverIO
11 5 (13.89%) Web Services
11 5 (13.89%) Windows
11 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) JIRA

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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 3 (8.33%) Confluence
1 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) SSH
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (19.44%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
6 4 (11.11%) JMeter
6 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (8.33%) Gatling
7 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.78%) eggPlant
9 1 (2.78%) TestRail
9 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Automation Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) QA Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) UI Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) REST
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) WebdriverIO
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.56%) Ajax
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) CSS3
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) jQuery
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) React
5 2 (5.56%) Redux
5 2 (5.56%) RESTful
5 2 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Fintech
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 9 (25.00%) BDD
3 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 6 (16.67%) API Testing
5 6 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Presales
6 5 (13.89%) SDET
7 4 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (8.33%) DevOps
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.78%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 3 (8.33%) Symantec
2 3 (8.33%) Veracode
3 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle