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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Somerset
Rank 25 23 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 13 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.60% 6.05% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.47% 54.84% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Median daily rate £280 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £405 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
17 31 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.33% 11.03% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 52
Median daily rate £325 £450 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £284 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £510 £727
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £25.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +2 7 £261 -5.27%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) .NET
3 16 (64.00%) C#
4 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (52.00%) Scrum
5 13 (52.00%) Kanban
6 12 (48.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (44.00%) TDD
8 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (36.00%) BDD
9 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (32.00%) WPF
10 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
10 8 (32.00%) Line Management
10 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
11 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
11 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
12 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (24.00%) MVC
12 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (24.00%) NServiceBus
13 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 5 (20.00%) SQL
13 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing

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 6 (24.00%) NServiceBus
2 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (16.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (12.00%) Sahi
5 3 (12.00%) WATIR
6 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (4.00%) NUnit
7 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Content Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Hadoop Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Web Content Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Content Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
3 8 (32.00%) WPF
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (12.00%) Web Services
5 3 (12.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Social Media
1 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Kanban
3 13 (52.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (36.00%) BDD
6 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Line Management
8 7 (28.00%) Pair Programming
9 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (24.00%) MVC
10 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
12 3 (12.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (12.00%) Open Source
12 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) HDFS
2 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.00%) Reuters
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore