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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.90% 1.75% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 17.86% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £550 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £550 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
18 28 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.79% 9.79% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 59
Median daily rate £376 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £362 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £511 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.29% +20.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +15 5 £425 -
Street +1 1 £300 -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £325 -
Bridgwater - 1 £410 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Kanban
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (50.00%) Line Management
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (30.00%) NServiceBus
6 3 (30.00%) WF
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) Finance

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 3 (30.00%) K2 blackpearl
1 3 (30.00%) NServiceBus
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) DTS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planner
5 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (30.00%) WF
4 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Kanban
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Line Management
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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