The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.10% - 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
QA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.59% 3.67% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 5
Average daily rate £363 £183 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.63% -54.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £138 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £266 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Somerset region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

QA
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 3 £350 - 1
Street - 2 £250 -
Bath - - - - 4
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) Web Services
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) SAP
7 3 (16.67%) SOAP
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 2 (11.11%) SAN
8 2 (11.11%) LDAP
8 2 (11.11%) SLA
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) TestNG
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) EasyMock
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) Mockito
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) MSI
3 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Trainer
3 2 (11.11%) Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) WF
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (16.67%) Coaching
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 2 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 2 (11.11%) BDD
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Kerio MailServer
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) NEC
3 2 (11.11%) Mitel
3 2 (11.11%) Kerio
3 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
3 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
3 2 (11.11%) Infor
4 1 (5.56%) ATG
4 1 (5.56%) Novell
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