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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.65% 1.23% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.43% 13.64% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
53 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.49% 9.02% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 3
Average daily rate £650 £475 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £183 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £510 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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
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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - 1 £80 - 1
Taunton - 1 - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) SAP
5 4 (21.05%) ISEB
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Retail
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.79%) SLA
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
6 3 (15.79%) MS Office
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.53%) LDAP
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) FTP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.53%) Apple
7 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) MSI
3 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Trainer
2 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Programmer
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
3 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Software Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) WF
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Streaming Video
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X Server
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
4 2 (10.53%) System Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) ATDD
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Kerio MailServer
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) NEC
4 2 (10.53%) ATG
4 2 (10.53%) Mitel
4 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
4 2 (10.53%) ProCurve
4 2 (10.53%) Infor
4 2 (10.53%) Kerio
5 1 (5.26%) hybris
5 1 (5.26%) Novell