The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.95% 2.28% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.89% 23.33% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Median daily rate £325 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £460 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
19 30 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.56% 9.77% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 62
Median daily rate £350 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £511 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Taunton +20 7 £350 - 1
Street +2 1 £300 -33.33%
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £325 -
Bridgwater - 1 £410 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 8 (72.73%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
4 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
4 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) Line Management
6 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (45.45%) NServiceBus
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (45.45%) TDD
6 5 (45.45%) Pair Programming
7 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (27.27%) WF
8 3 (27.27%) K2 blackpearl
8 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (27.27%) Windows
8 3 (27.27%) Workflow
9 2 (18.18%) MVC
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 2 (18.18%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 5 (45.45%) NServiceBus
2 3 (27.27%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) DTS
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planner
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (27.27%) WF
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) WPF
6 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Kanban
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Line Management
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (45.45%) Pair Programming
5 5 (45.45%) TDD
6 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) Workflow
8 2 (18.18%) MVC
8 2 (18.18%) Project Management
9 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
9 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
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