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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.91% 1.38% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.86% 27.27% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £253 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £373 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
56 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.28% 5.07% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 7 9
Average daily rate £475 £500 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £580 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 22 September 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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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 - 7 £350 - 1
Street - - - -
Taunton - - - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) SAP
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) JBoss
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 3 (16.67%) Ajax

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Escenic
3 2 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.11%) CMS
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Mockito
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) TestNG
2 1 (5.56%) EasyMock
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Programmer
2 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Trainer
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) Ajax
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) JSF
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 2 (11.11%) WF
3 2 (11.11%) Java RMI
3 2 (11.11%) LAMP
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) EJB
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (11.11%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) ABAP
5 1 (5.56%) Groovy
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) JBoss
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
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